The Sukenari ZDP-189 210mm gyuto is the complete package with premium steel, a versatile profile, and outstanding aesthetics and fit and finish making it an ideal choice for anyone who appreciates the best in kitchen cutlery.
The Sukenariís heart is its ZDP-189 powdered metallurgy steel. ZDP-189 is capable of holding an edge as well as any steel on the market today, so whether it is used in the pro-environment for long, high volume prep sessions or by home users who prefer to work over a cutting board more than a sharpening stone, this knife is an outstanding option. The ZDP-189 core is wrapped in a mirror polished, Damascus patterned cladding.
Both ZDP-189 and the Damascus cladding are stainless steels so maintenance is easy. The knife has a flexible profile with generous height at the handle, a flat at the heel for chopping, a gentle belly for rocking, and a thin pointed tip for detail work.
This knife has a beautiful custom handle in an octagonal shape made with buckeye burl and is fully stabilized and dyed. It's a perfect match to this amazing blade.
Location: Toyama Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: ZDP189 Clad with Damascus
Finish: Mirror Polish
Edge Length: 204mm
Spine Thickness: 2.45mm
Blade Height at Heel: 47.5mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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