[SET] ZA-18 Damascus - Gyuto240 + Petty
ZA-18 Damascus knives by blacksmith Yoshida Hamono are such good lookers, and with great specs under the hood. Featuring 63-layers of Damascus cladding, stain-resistant ZA-18 steel (slightly better specs than the VG-10 steel) hardened to around 61-62 HRC, D-shaped Rosewood handle. What is here not to like? 😊
ZA-18 Damascus Gyuto in 240mm (9.5") blade length is the ultimate multi-purpose knife, mostly found in the hands of professional chefs, as well as wielded by the serious home cooks that are used to handle larger knives. In combination with the ZA-18 Damascus Petty 150mm (5.9"), these two all-rounder knives will tackle the majority of the cutting tasks in your kitchen.
For an even completer knife setup, we recommend taking a look at the Sujihiki (slicer)/Santoku/Petty SET.
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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