This is the Custom Limited Edition and result for making one of a kinds, Custom Limited Edition Sukenari ZDP-189 Clad Kiritsuke 210mm Knife.
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.
The ZDP-189 Kiritsuke 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 Custom Limited Edition Sukenari ZDP-189 Clad Kiritsuke knife is fitted with a Innovative Octagonal Desert Ironwood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Turquoise Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt. A matching Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin is also included with the knife.
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 Edition, Sukenari ZDP-189 Clad Kiritsuke 210mm
Blade Material: ZDP-189 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 65
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Desert Ironwood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Turquoise Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt
Saya Included: Yes.
| Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 202mm
Total Length: 357mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Total Weight: 210g
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.
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.