Sukenari ZDP-189 Kirtsuke Shaped Gyuto 210mm
Sukenari ZDP-189 Kirtsuke Shaped Gyuto 210mm
Sukenari ZDP-189 Kirtsuke Shaped Gyuto 210mm
Sukenari ZDP-189 Kirtsuke Shaped Gyuto 210mm

Sukenari ZDP-189 Kirtsuke Shaped Gyuto 210mm

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Latest Sukenari ZDP189 K-tip

The Knives and Stones Sukenari ZDP-189 line is truely a beauty by the look, beast by the performance. The core steel is the most advanced powdered steel that Hitachi offers: the ZDP-189, reaching an unmatched hardness of HRC 65 to 67. This is acthieved by over 3% of Carbon content in the steel (White 2 has about 1%, Blue 1 has about 1.25%, that tells you something) meaning the Sukenari ZDP-189 will offer insance edge retention and sharpness. Yet it is a stainless steel becasue of the added Chromium. Overall, the ZDP-189 has very similar composition to the Cowry-X steel from Daido.

The ZDP-189 Hairline blade offers similar performance to the Damascus version, with simpler design it also significantly reduces the cost.


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Weight 

191 g 

Total Length

358 mm

Tip to Heel Length

202 mm

Blade Height at Heel

47 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

2.5 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

2.2 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.8 mm

Steel

ZDP-189 Powdered Stainless Steel Core

Hardness

HRC 65-67

Handle Design

Ebony with black buffalo horn ferrule, single nickel-silver spacer

 

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