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 two 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:
i bought this knife and out of the box the sharpness was very good but i just have to put a micro bevel on it now it extremely sharp and used it for hours and still sharp
Auckland New Zealand
This is the beautiful quality gyuto knife I like the most if compare Konosuke blue paper #2 steel,this knife able to cut pumpkin,Kumara just like butter.Sharp and value for the price which is ZDP 189 steel.