Our Yoshihiro Hayate ZDP-189 Super High Carbon Stainless Steel Kiritsuke is a state of the art Handcrafted Japanese Chef knife. ZDP-189 is a high carbon steel that sits at the forefront of next generation steel developed in Japan to maximize cutting performance and edge retention like no other before it. With a HRC scale of 66-67, this knife will make and keep its superior edge for an extreme period of time. It is perfect for those professionals who have daily high-volume prep work for extended hours.
The ZDP-189 core is clad with a softer stainless steel to add to its durability and ease of maintenance, and comes equipped with an ambidextrous Octagonal Premium Ebony wood handle with double bolster. This knife comes with a lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor.
Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers to the beautiful marbled wave like patterns that extend through the blade from the tip to the heel, unveiling a new mosaic with every sharpening. Only the most skilled of artisans can forge together these metals in such complex puzzle piece formations to fashion knives of this caliber with the highest quality, blending aesthetics and performance.It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans.
This Kiritsuke is perfect for those who are looking for a double edged slicer knife to help prepare large roasts to thinly slicing cucumbers or smoked salmon.Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.