ZDP-189 Range from Yoshida Hamono
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ZDP-189 Range from Yoshida Hamono

Treated to a hardness seldom seen gives the ZDP189 one of the sharpest edges we've ever used, these knives will blow you away.

Made by Yoshida Hamono

Yoshida Hamono is a family-owned Japanese company with an age-long tradition in manufacturing state-of-the-art tools and Japanese swords (katanas) by hand.

Yoshida Hamono

*Please note: the handle is now walnut octagonal with a black pakka ferrule, not oval rosewood*

Designed by Oster Rob in Slovenia and Yoshida Hamono, the heart of the knives is made ofΒ ZDP-189 steel,Β which was selected because systematic testing has proven its superior qualities and long-lasting sharpness.Β 

The steel is laminated with an external layer of softer stainless steel that makes it easier to care for and more durable.Β Such a blade remains sharp for a very long time, its softer external layer makes it easier to sharpen, and it also protects the core steel from external factors.Β 

TheΒ Kuro-uchi finishingΒ of the blade, which is untreated at the tip and has already developed dark patina, protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look.Β The knife bears visible impressions of the hand-making process, which gives it a beautiful finish and also prevents food from sticking.

What You Get

A textured shiny black box, lined with black card and the knife name in Japanese along the top. The blade is encased in a plastic sheath for protection.