Migaki ZDP-189 Chef's Knife - Santoku (165mm / 6-1/2 in)

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Product Description for Migaki ZDP-189 Chef's Knife - Santoku (165mm / 6-1/2 in)

Maker: Ohishi ZDP-189 (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $467.00 Saving: $133.00
Item num: 98512
Blade length: 6.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.60 in.
Total length: 11.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished (migaki) ZDP-189 stainless steel (Hrc 63-64) clad with stainless steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Pakkawood handle set on a full tang
Description: The santoku is the traditional Japanese chef's knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West. The traditional Japanese blade shape (called a santoku) has slightly less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The Ohishi ZDP-189 Santoku has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large belly on a Western style knife, so it has to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient.
The Ohishi ZDP-189 series features hand ground, three layered (san mai) blades. The satin finished (migaki) face of the blade is convex ground to reduce sticking and friction during cutting. The edge is an ambidextrous 50/50 grind. This mid-weight, perfectly balanced knife is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.
The core of the blade is formed from legendary ZDP-189 stainless steel, hardened to 63-64 Hrc (extremely hard!), clad with softer stainless steel. This technique, known as san mai, produces a knife with a keen, durable, long lasting edge. ZDP-189 is an amazing powdered metallurgical stainless steel and is exceptionally high in carbon and chromium content. This creates a blade that has a superior, long lasting keen edge. The migaki satin finish is this knife brings a classic look to a modern day steel.
The Western style handle is made from black pakkawood set on a full tang. Two rivets surround a custom mosaic pin made from copper and brass. The stainless steel bolster brings weight to the center of the knife and provides durability. This ambidextrous handle is easy to grip and lasts a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher. Ohishi Migaki ZDP-189 is the perfect combination for the busy professional or home cook looking for a care-free, ultra-high performance knife. The fit and finish on this knife is nothing short of superb. The spine and choil are well rounded and comfortable enough for a 12 hour day in a professional kitchen. The knife has a profile that makes it suitable for just about anyone. There is ample curve in the tip section for those that rock-chop and near-flat at the heel for those that prefer to push/pull cut. The tip of the knife is thin and deals well with delicate tasks. Once you try the Ohishi ZDP-189 Chef's Knives, you'll wonder what you ever did without it!


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