We Offer DHL EXPRESS Flat Rate Shipping Worldwide. Just $10 USD for US, Canada, Australia, Asian countries. US$15 for Europe and other Countries in the world


Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus SZ189-2 Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4 inch, Octagon Shaped Red-Sandal Wood Handle)

Availability: Normally ships within 1 to 6 days

ZDP-189 is a one of the new generation Powdered Metallurgy High-Speed Tool Steels and it 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.

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

This knife includes a decorative wooden Saya (Sheath), which features a black lacquer finish that tastefully complements both the handle and patterned Damascus blade.

Sukenari has just finished a small batch of ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Wa Gyuto 240mm (4 Pcs. Total). Because each knife blade has a different Damascus pattern and each water buffalo horn ferrule and handle have a different pattern and texture, we have prepared photographs of each Wa-Gyuto 240mm so that you can easily select your favorite knife.

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is a true multi-purpose knife.

Knife Model: Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damascus Wa Gyuto

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.


Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 228mm (7.9")
Total Length: 380mm (13.5")
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm (0.1")
Blade Width: 50mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 137mm (5.2")
Total Weight: 187g (6.2oz)


    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.



    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.
    Customer Reviews
    5.0 Based on 1 Reviews
    Write a Review Ask a Question

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

    Filter Reviews:
      John W.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product
      Sukenari ZDP-189 Nickel Damasus SZ189-2 Wa Gyuto 240 mm

      The knife has a great design and really enjoy the workmanship. I own many different knives and consider this the best knife I own. I thank you for selling this knife.

      Facebook retargeting pixel

      Related Items