Hitachi ZDP-189 is a premium Powdered Metallurgy (P.M.) tool steel (Carbon 3%, Chromium 20%) that is very attractive to knife enthusiasts, but is seldom seen in the kitchen knife market.
Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan ZDP-189 knife is made using difficult and time-consuming forging processes and hand sharpening processes. Passionate Forge-Smith Sukenari has devoted many years to testing and refining this ZDP-189 knife production techniques, and these incredible knife stand as a testament to their hard work and their hammer forging expertise.
The blade core of ZDP-189 steel (HRc. 65!), which is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel.
This knife has a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri and the Sujihiki. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan ZDP-189 Clad Series Kiritsuke
Blade Material: ZDP-189 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 65
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.
| Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 205mm Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Total Weight: 154g
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
| Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")|
Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 420mm Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 142mm
Total Weight: 230g
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 handler 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.
It's a very sharp and pretty knife
It's really Sharp knive！
I really enjoy using my new knife. It’s unbelievably sharp and makes kitchen tasks effortless and fun.
First impression is really good. Testing it on an apple, a good test for wedging: glides through. The whole knife has a wonderfully understated appearance, which I really like. Not flashy, so only someone who ‘knows knives’ will take notice. Service and delivery was good: responsive at JCK and final delivery within 6 days to Europe.