This is the Custom Limited Edition and result for making one of a kinds, Custom Limited Edition Sukenari ZDP-189 Clad Kiritsuke Slicer 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 Slicer 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 Slicer knife is fitted with a Innovative Octagonal Desert Ironwood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt. A matching Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin is also included with the knife.
The long, narrow, graceful blade of the Kiritsuke-Slicer is particularly useful for trimming away sinew and fat from meat, finely slicing meat or boneless fish, or for filleting and skinning fish. The long blade allows the meat or fish to be cut in one single drawing motion, from heel to tip.
Knife Model: Custom Limited Edition, Sukenari ZDP-189 Clad Kiritsuke Slicer 240mm
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 Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt
Saya Included: Yes.
| Kiritsuke Slicer 240mm (9.4")|
Cutting edge length: 231mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 42mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Total Weight: 218g
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.