The entire line of Sukenari ZDP-189 knives are killer performers, and this 210mm gyuto is a great one. ZDP-189, made by Hitachi, is a modern super-steel with incredible capabilities, and Sukenari knows how to do it right. ZDP-189 is extremely high in both carbon and chromium. The high level of carbon gives huge strength and hardening capabilities, and the high chromium makes stainless steel while adding additional abilities by forming carbides. This steel is extremely fine-grained by nature and when treated to the high hardness of 66-67 HRC, it gets sharper and stays sharp longer. The craftsmen of Sukenari ground this blade really thin, highlighting all the great things this steel can do.
This blade is made from a core of ZDP-189 wrapped in a beautiful cladding of ZDP-189 and nickel damascus. All of this is brought to a near mirror polish, highlighting the significant texture of this damascus. Adding a classy rosewood and water buffalo horn handle turns this knife into a complete package.
At around 205mm along the edge, this knife is long enough to be used all day for prep and short enough to spend the night on the line. All this, and it’ll still be sharp tomorrow.
Sukenari ZDP-189 Damascus Gyuto 210mm
|Handle||Rosewood and black water buffalo horn - octagon|
|Height at heel||48mm|
|Spine thickness above heel||2.7mm|
|Spine thickness between handle and tip||2.2mm|
|Spine thickness near tip||1mm|