We are big fans of Sukenari knives. The small blacksmith shop is located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. They are noted for using the finest materials and techniques in building their range of kitchen knives. Whether itís creating some outstanding damascus work or employing the incredibly difficult honyaki process, Sukenariís blacksmiths have impressed us with their consummate skills and artisanship.
These knives are good lookers and equally impressive performers, constructed from HAP40 steel which is one of the hardest alloys used in the making of kitchen knives. Because of this inherent hardness (in this case 65 HRC), this Powdered Metallurgy steel can be ground much thinner than other steels. It also holds that sharpness is much longer than most others.
The inner core of HAP40 and is covered with a softer stainless steel cladding. HAP40 holds an edge better than just about anything we sell and it's well known among our professional chefs who appreciate these attributes as they will be able to complete an extended work session without the need to clean or sharpen the blade regularly.
The blade face has a fine hairline finish that is polished to a medium shine. The blades are finished with magnolia octagonal handles and traditional black buffalo horn ferrules. Add in the x-factor that is Sukenari, and you have a knife that can be your daily go-to, your show knife, or your prized heirloom. One of our very favorite knife makers and one of our favorite knives.
Company Name: Sukenari
Blacksmith: Hanaki-san, Second Generation
Steel: HAP40 Semi Stainless Steel
Finish: Hair Line
Knife Style: Gyuto
Handle: Magnolia Wood Octagonal
Ferule: Buffalo Horn
Weight: 6oz/ 172g
Blade Length: 231 mm
Overall Length: 382 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 50mm
Edge Grind: Even