Suminagashi ZDP Chef's Knife - Gyuto (210mm / 8-1/4 in)
Product Description for Suminagashi ZDP Chef's Knife - Gyuto (210mm / 8-1/4 in)
Maker: Sukenari (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97524
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.90 in.
Total length: 13.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: ZDP-189 stainless steel (Hrc 65-67) clad with many layers of stainless steel damascus (suminagashi)
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Ambidextrous, octagonal macassar ebony
Description: The chef’s knife is the essential kitchen knife. It's used for all-around food preparation. The traditional Japanese blade shape (called a gyuto) has slightly less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The Sukenari chef's knife has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large belly on a Western style knife, so it has to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient.
Sukenari is a small bladesmith shop in Toyama Prefecture, located approximately in the center of Honshu. The company has been in business for two generations and is widely known for its excellent work using quality steels with impeccable grinds.
The Sukenari ZDP series features hand ground blades clad with elegant damascus (suminagashi). The face of the blade is convex ground to reduce sticking and friction during cutting. The edge is an ambidextrous 50/50 grind. This light weight, perfectly balanced knife is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.
The core of the blade is formed from legendary ZDP-189 stainless steel, hardened to 65-67 Hrc (extremely hard!), clad with alternating layers of softer stainless steels. This technique produces a knife with a keen, durable, long lasting edge. ZDP-189 is an amazing powdered metallurgical stainless steel and is exceptionally high in carbon and chromium content. This creates a blade that has a superior, long lasting keen edge.
The octagonal "Wa" style handle is sculpted from macassar ebony with a buffalo horn ferrule. This natural, ambidextrous handle is easy to grip and lasts a lifetime. Octagonal handles are very popular among professional chefs because they are comfortable even when used for hours at a time. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Sukenari Suminagashi ZDP is the perfect combination for the busy professional or home cook looking for a care-free, ultra-high performance knife. The fit and finish on this knife is nothing short of superb. The spine and choil are well rounded and comfortable enough for a 12 hour day in a professional kitchen. The knife has a profile that makes it suitable for just about anyone. There is ample curve in the tip section for those that rock-chop and near-flat at the heel for those that prefer to push/pull cut. The tip of the knife is thin and deals well with delicate tasks. Once you try the Sukenari Chef's Knife, you'll wonder what you ever did without it!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days