Richmond ZDP189 Nakiri. Here is our new line of Richmond knives featuring ZDP189 steel. ZDP-189 – Made up of Carbon: 3.00%, Tungsten: 1.50%, Vanadium: .10%, Chromium: 20.00%, Molybdenum: 1.30% This is one of the most recent developments in PM steels. It is extremely high in Carbon and Chromium making it very expensive to manufacture. It is known for its amazing wear resistance and capability to be hardened to 67 HRC.
This nakiri has a beautiful custom handle by Isaiah Schroeder. It features figured stabilized maple with a koa ferrule.