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Established in 1928. Gihei specializes in Hap40 and ZDP-189. Located in Sanjo City it is a small shop making knives with great grinds and great steels.
The Zuika line is made from ZDP-189 now with taller heel heights and nicer profiles, made by the man that forges the best ZDP-189 and Hap40, one of the first to use these steels.
Total Length - 367 mm (14.4 ")
Weight- 172 g (6.1 oz)
Edge Length - 210 mm (8.25 in.)
Heel Height - 47 mm
Steel Type - ZDP-189
HRC - 66 - 67
Cladding - Stainless
Bevel- Double Bevel
Handle - Keyaki Octagonal
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use.