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Sukenari HAP-40 Series Wa Santoku 190mm (7.4 inch)

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 Hitachi HAP-40 is currently one of the most mysterious and attractive steels produced in Japan. This hi-tech powdered metal steel alloy has a very rich chemical position and, when it is forged and heat-treated properly, we believe that it probably offers better cutting performance and edge retention than any other high-quality Japanese steel.

 Sukenari’s knowledge of traditional forging processes and their extensive experience with modern, high performance, steels proved to be invaluable while perfecting these new HAP-40 knives. Master Hanaki, Sukenari’s innovative and energetic knife maker and Master forge-smith, has successfully managed to extract the best cutting performance and edge retention from these HAP-40 knives (HRc. 68). They are perfect for customers who love testing exotic hi-tech steels, or those who appreciate knives with outstanding cutting performance and edge retention.

 Master Hanaki believes that these new HAP-40 knives offer very competitive cutting performance and edge retention relative to his ZDP-189 and Aogami Super knives. In addition, HAP-40 offers better toughness than ZDP-189, - even when it is heat-treated to a higher Rockwell hardness. Consequently, Master Hanaki has confidence that the new Sukenari HAP-40 knives will prove to be some of the best performing and most practical knives that Sukenari offer.

 Sukenari HAP-40 knives are fitted with a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle, which is fitted with a buffalo horn ferrule. A Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) is also included with the knife for safekeeping

 The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.

Knife Model: Sukenari HAP-40 Series Wa Santoku

Blade Material:  HAP-40 Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 68

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule

Saya Included: Yes.

Wa Santoku 190mm (7.4")
Cutting edge length: 190mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 146g

 

 

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 the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.

Important

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.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for a long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in a dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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11/04/2019
Mirjana R.
Japan Japan
I recommend this product

Sukenari HAP-40 Santoku

Hi Koki, I am using Sukenari Santoku 190mm, ZDP-189 about one year. Knife is very easy for use, it is a light, precise and sits well in hand. Regardless of using whole blade or just tip it cuts perfect. It is nice that it remains sharp for a long time. However, resharpening requires hard work. It takes much more effort then R-2 or carbon steel knifes. I am using #1000 and #4000 Grit wetstone, which is usually enough to get excellent sharp blade. Sometime I finish blade with #10000 Grit wetstone, and then mirror polished edge is clearly visible. When I do that properly, knife becomes so sharp that almost no force is required for most cutting tasks. Comparing ZDP-189 Santoku with HAP-40 Santoku, which I add recently to my collection, I didn't find any difference in cuting perfprmance. Just to add, after two months of HAP-40 Santoku usage, I didn't try to sharp it yet. Both knifes require minimum maintenance, just simple washing after use. I think that I found perfect multi purpose knife. Best regards, Denis and Mirjana Rancic

WR
09/15/2019
William R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great knife

Very much like the performance and edge!

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