Sukenari Damascus ZDP189 Gyuto 210mm. 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.
Sukenari is a small blacksmith shop in Toyama Prefecture. Toyama prefecture is located approximately in the center of Honshu, Japan and is bordered by Niigata and Nagano Prefectures to the east, Gifu Prefecture to the south, and Ishikawa Prefecture to the west. Toyama walled by mountains on three sides and the lies adjascent to a deep bay. The company has been in business for a few generations and are widely known for their excellent work using quality steels with impeccable grinds. This beautiful example includes a saya. Here are the specifications: