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Sukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mm
Sukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mm Sukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mmSukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mmSukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mm
Sukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mmSukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mmSukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mmSukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mm

Sukenari ZDP189 Hairline Gyuto 270mm

Item #: SZD-G27PHL

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $525.00
ZDP189 is a recently introduced alloy made with Powdered Metallurgical processing. It is one of the most expensive knife steels to produce. The alloy is highly regarded for several reasons, including its wear resistance, toughness, and ability to be hardened to very high levels. A side issue of this, however, is the difficulty in sharpening by hand. But once done, you will have an edge of supreme sharpness and ability to last way into your prep sessions.

The smiths at Sukenari are particularly adept at using ZDP189 and they have gained a reputation of producing some of the best blades fashioned from this exotic alloy. The inner core of ZDP189 is clad with a softer stainless steel layer featuring a classic hairline finish. The addition of this steel makes these knives really easy to maintain.

Professional chefs will really appreciate these attributes as they will be able to complete an extended work session without the need to clean or sharpen the blade regularly. They can also show of one of the most beautiful blades made to their envious coworkers!

  • Brand: Sukenari
  • Blacksmith: Mr. Hinaki
  • Location: Toyama, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Core Steel: ZDP189
  • Cladding: Hairline
  • Finish: Mirror
  • Length of Edge: 260mm
  • Blade Height: 51mm
  • Weight: 7.2oz / 204g
  • Spine Thickness: 2.5mm
  • HRC: 65-66
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal

  • Customer Reviews


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      Sukenari zdp-189 270 hairline
    Posted By: Mitchell - verified customer

    I own ginsan, blue 1&2, hap40, white, aogami super, AEB and zdp is my fav. Maybe it's because they're all Sukenari. I love his grind. Falls through food. Great prep knife. You can tell when you feel the edge that a lower grit stone is used to sharpen final edge than most carbon, but when you check the food, that zdp has sliced(not split) the cells, like a good sharp knife does. Kick is it keeps sharp for a good long time. I use it more than other knifes in the kitchen, and they need touch up first. The hap40 looks like it's going to give way to patina, so I love the maintenance aspect of this zdp as well. As for Sukenari, it's hard to find a better blade. From shape, taper, and grind to cutting feel and tip feedback, his chef knifes are the business. One thing i would change is; if there was one available (and their was not, I asked) I'd have gotten a 270 with a blonde ferrule. The blonde ferrule on the rosewood gives it a grey/blue appearance that is just astheticly beautiful. I have a 240 like that and I want a 270 to match.

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      Amazing ZDP-189 270mm Damascus Gyuto
    Posted By: Dan Suh - verified customer

    The blade itself is gorgeous. Razor sharp out of the box (I'd say 8/10 max sharpness) and had me took a while to reshape the edges.
    However, the custom handle was a little too long for me and kinda bothers me on my wrist when I use it in rocking motion. Otherwise great product overall.

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    Posted By: John F. Maesaka - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I wanted to try a ZDP blade and have been wanting a protein slicer. It is beautiful- pictures don't do it justice. It is light, nimble, and well-balanced. Fit and finish are impeccable. OOTB sharpness about 8/10. After using it a few times, I thought I'd try sharpening it. I used a Shapton 16K glass stone on an Apex followed by a strop. I was concerned initially because I had read that it was a more difficult steel to sharpen. I had no trouble and it ended up amazingly sharp. Expensive but with reason. Highly recommended without reservation.

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