Our Yoshihiro Hayate ZDP-189 Super High Carbon Stainless Steel Gyuto is a state of the art Handcrafted Japanese Chefs knife. ZDP-189 is a high carbon steel that sits at the forefront of next generation steel developed in Japan to maximize cutting performance and edge retention like no other before it. With a HRC scale of 66-67, this knife will make and keep its superior edge for an extreme period of time. It is perfect for those professionals who have daily high-volume prep work for extended hours. The ZDP-189 core is clad with a softer stainless steel to add to its durability and ease of maintenance, and comes complimented with a traditional Japanese style Premium double ironwood bolstered Premium ebony handle with Sterling Silver ring equipped with a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor. Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.
It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans. The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.