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Featuring the most advanced in cutlery steels, stunning aesthetics, and a flexible profile, the Sukenari ZDP-189 240mm gyuto is an outstanding choice for demanding consumers of Japanese cutlery. The ZDP-189 core steel is an advanced powdered metallurgy steel capable of holding an edge for an extremely long time. This makes the knife a great choice for culinary professionals who work extended prep sessions and need a knife that can keep up. It is also a great option for home enthusiasts who value time at the cutting board more than time on the waterstones. The ZDP-189 core is wrapped in an attractive, mirror polished, Damascus patterned cladding layer. Both the ZDP-189 core and cladding are stainless steel so upkeep is easy. The fit and finish is good with eased spine and choil, a basic but well-made yew wood handle with buffalo horn ferrule, and an included friction fit saya. The profile is versatile with generous finger clearance, a sweet spot at the heel for chopping, a gentle belly for rocking, and a thin pointed tip for detail work.
Steel: ZDP189 Clad with Damascus
Finish: Mirror Polish
Edge Length: 234mm
Spine Thickness: 3.1mm
Blade Height at Heel: 50.5mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Handle: Yew Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Saya: Custom fit ho wood
5Product Review, April 16, 2014
Posted By: Jay Chen - verified customer 1 people found this review helpful
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.
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