Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
€ 250.00

Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")

Knife Condition

☒ NEW
☐ NEW WITH IMPERFECTIONS
☐ RESTORED
☐ USED
☐ OTHER

Knife Description

The knife is manufactured at the smithy of Yoshida Hamono in Japan, a family company with an age-long tradition in manufacturing state-of-the-art tools and Japanese swords (katanas) by hand. Yoshida Hamono has a great deal of experience forging ZDP-189 steel in the traditional manner. See the photo story from our visit to their smithy. The heart of the knife is made of ZDP-189 steel, which we selected because systematic testing has proven its superior qualities and long-lasting sharpness. The steel is laminated, meaning that the core is made of very strong steel covered with an external layer of softer stainless steel - also known as san-mai clad. The softer external layer protects the core steel from external factors. Kuro-uchi finish, the unprocessed (black) part on the top side of the blade has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look. The knife bears visible impressions of the hand-forging process (round hammer dents on the blade), which gives it a beautiful finish and also prevents food from sticking to the blade.

The handle is designed by a Slovene designer Toni Kancilja. It has a unique twisted shape that is very comfortable. It is designed for right-handed users only.

Imperfections

No imperfections.

Dimensions

Blade shape: Bunka
Steel type: ZDP-189
Hardness (HRC scale): 65-67
Overall length: 345mm (13.6")
Blade length:
185mm (7.3")
Blade height:
50mm (2.0")
Spine thickness: 2.0mm (0.08")
Weight: 205g (7.2oz)
Handle/tang length: 147mm (5.8")
Handle type/wood:
Ebony
Blacksmith: Yoshida Hamono
Country of manufacturing: Japan

 

Shipping & Payment

  • Shipping from: Slovenia
  • Shipping destinations: Worldwide
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Contact Maker

This knife is owned by SharpEdge. You can order it directly from us. For any questions or additional details contact us at knife-market@sharpedgeshop.com.