Sukenari ZDP-189 Damascus Kiritsuke knife with a 210mm blade.
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ZDP-189 is a fairly new super steel from Hitachi. The steel can be heat treated to an impressive 67-68 hrc and is still stainless. Sukenari is the leading maker for ZDP-189 steel and the knives have a long lead time. It is a very difficult steel to forge and also quite expensive. Sukenari uses coal for heating the steel as gas will add too much moisture in the forging process.
It can’t get much better than the ZDP189 damascus knives!!
Sukenari is a small maker from Toyama. Their work is extremely tidy and you can see the skills on any of their products. The damascus pattern are beautiful mirror polished and the fit and finish is top notch. The octagonal handles are made out of Ebony wood with a buffalo horn ferrule and a cool red spacer between the handle and the ferrule. These knives are truly high end and won’t disappoint any knife connoisseurs.
- weight: 184gr
- blade length: 201mm
- total length: 354mm
- hrc: 67-68