Does size matter? It certainly does, and the Sukenari 270mm gyuto is here to prove it! At a length of 270mm, or just over 10-1/2” there is very little this knife can't handle in any kitchen; home or professional!
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 wonderful polished damascus pattern. 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!
We are making some of these formidable blades available with selected custom handles made by our favorite woodworkers. We will update the pictures and specifications to match the latest available combination.
Blacksmith: Mr. Hinaki
Location: Toyama, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Core Steel: ZDP189
Length of Edge: 260mm
Blade Height: 51mm
Spine Thickness: 2.5mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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