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Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Kiritsuke (210mm to 270mm, 3 sizes)

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“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.

Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus knife is fitted with an octagonal handle made from naturally textured red sandalwood and has a water buffalo horn ferrule / bolster.

This knife comes with a handcrafted Magnolia wooden Saya (Sheath).

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: Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Kiritsuke

Blade Material: ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 65

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

Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Red-Sandal Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule

Saya Included: Yes.

 

Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 205mm
Total Length: 355mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 154g
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 235mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 137mm
Total Weight: 191g
    Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")
    Cutting edge length: 265mm
    Total Length: 420mm
    Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
    Blade Width: 52mm
    Handle Length: 140mm
    Total Weight: 220g
       

     

    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.

     

    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 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 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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