This is the Custom Limited Edition and result for making one of a kinds, Custom Limited Edition Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Kiritsuke Knife.
“ZDP-189” is a one of the new generation of Powdered Metallurgy High-Speed Tool Steels and is produced by Hitachi Metals Ltd. Needless to say, knife enthusiasts have rated ZDP-189 as one of the very best steels for making premium cutlery.
Sukenari’s knowledge of traditional forging processes and vast experience with modern high performance steels has proved to be invaluable when working with these new high performance steels.
The ZDP-189 core blade steel (HRc. 65) is forge-welded with Stainless Damascus steel cladding, which is made with alternating layers of Nickel Steel and Stainless Steel. The blade is beautifully mirror polished and finished so that the white color of Nickel Steel layers vividly contrast with the glossy silver color of the Stainless Steel layers.
This Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Kiritsuke 210mm is fitted with a Custom Handmade Octagonal Handle (Stabilized Spalted Maple body, Stabilized Curly Oak ferrule, Composite Stone collar and endcap with Brass and Green Liner spacers).
For safekeeping, this knife comes with a handcrafted Magnolia Wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The stylish and versatile Kiritsuke-Gyuto is becoming more common and popular in recent years. The triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: Custom Limited, Sukenari SCL-263 ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Kiritsuke 210mm
Blade Material: ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 65
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Handmade Octagonal Handle (Stabilized Spalted Maple body, Stabilized Curly Oak ferrule, Composite Stone collar and endcap with Brass and Green Liner spacers)Saya Included: Yes.
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.