Yoshida Hamono is Located in the Saga Prefecture. After world war 2 they invested in modern machinery to start creating kitchen knives. When they found ZDP189 they were blown away by the edge retention and how sharp it gets, even though its much harder to work with the other steels. ZDP189 needs a very certain temperature range when forge welding and quenching.
We only have one of these knives and are looking into carrying more.
Length- 357 mm (13.8 in.)
Weight - 184 g (6.5 oz)
Edge Length - 211 mm (8.25 in.)
Heel Height - 45 mm
Steel Type - ZDP189
Bevel- Double Bevel
Handle - Box Elder Burl, Stabilized Pine-cone Custom Octagonal (Custom handles often have inclusions or small imperfections. We make sure every handle is structurally sound before install. All of our handles are handcrafted)
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use