Our Yoshihiro Hayate ZDP-189 Super High Carbon Stainless Steel Utility Kiritsuke is a cutting-edge Handcrafted Japanese Chefs knife. ZDP-189 is a high carbon steel that sits at the leading edge 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 time period. 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 complimented with a traditional Japanese style Premium double ironwood bolstered Premium ebony Maintain with Sterling Silver ring equipped with a protective lacquered wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor. Hand wash with mild cleanser; Handcrafted by skilled tradesmen in Japan.
Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers back 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 best quality, blending aesthetics and performance.
The Utility Kiritsuke knife is a traditional Japanese all purpose chefs knife that resembles a sword. Its length allows it to cut sushi and sashimi in one stroke, and the wideness of the blade gives it the dexterity to do more than one jobs. The sword tip also helps balance the weight of the knife and can be utilized for intricate and precise knife work for exquisite service. Even the most straightforward of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that may be as beautiful as it is functional.
Blade Material: ZDP-189 / Grade: Suminagashi
Knife Style: Utility Kiritsuke / Edge Angle: Double-Edged
Maintain Material: Ebony wood / Maintain Shape: Octagonal
Bolster Material: Double Ironwood and Silver Ring / HRC: 66-67
Saya Cover: Lacquered Magnolia Wood / Proudly Made in Japan