Yoshida Hamono Bunka ZDP-189 Custom Handle 185mm (7.3")
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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.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||65-67
|Overall length:||345mm (13.6")|
|Blade length:||185mm (7.3")|
|Spine thickness:||2.0mm (0.08")|
|Handle/tang length:||147mm (5.8")|
|Country of manufacturing:||Japan|
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