Sukenari ZDP-189 Mirror Damascus 210mm Gyuto with Ebony Buffalo Horn Handle

by Sukenari

[Sold Out] Sukenari are made in small batches, and reordering time is approximately one year. This knife will most likely not become available again until 2021. Check out other Sukenari still available.

This is the top of the range handcrafted ZDP-189 Gyuto from Sukenari with a beautiful and immaculate mirror Damascus finish, and a beautiful ebony/buffalo horn wa handle. The knife is both stunning and extremely functional. Production is extremely limited, and wait time is on average one year once sold out. 


  • Origin: Toyama-shi, Toyoma Prefecture
  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Steel Type: ZDP-189 with Damascus Jigane
  • Damascus Finish: Mirror Finish
  • Hardness Level: 67
  • Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
  • Blade Length: 210mm (8.2")
  • Blade Height (at heel): 46mm
  • Blade Thickness (above heel): 2.1mm
  • Handle Material: Ebony
  • Kuchiwa Material: Buffalo Horn
  • Handle Length: 134mm
  • Weight: 184g (6.49oz)
  • Hand chiselled mark: In Japanese Kanji "Trademark Sukenari ZDP-189"

About ZDP-189 Steel

ZDP-189 is a super steel from Hitachi, with extremely high carbon and chromium content. The steel can achieve superbly high hardness, enabling some artisans to harden the knife to up to 67HRC. ZDP-189 knives are pricier compared with knives of same style and finish but with a lesser steel. These knives could retain sharpness much longer, but require more experience when it comes to sharpening. Burrfection Store does not recommend sharpening beginners to buy this knife as their first knife.

About Sukenari 祐成

Sukenari (祐成/すけなり) is a small artisan knife maker based in Toyoma city of Japan. Established in 1933 by Fijikichi Hanaki, Sukenari became famous in Japan for its Honyaki forged knives, one of the hardest forging techniques. Now in the hands of 3rd generation Hanaki - Mr. Nobuo Hanaki, Sukenari is continuing pushing the envelop of chef knives while committed to the finest tradition of Japanese knife making. Today Sukenari is known for its work with various super steel.


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