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Sukenari HAP40 240mm gyuto (custom handle with saya)

Sukenari HAP40 240mm gyuto (custom handle with saya)

Regular price $401.00 USD
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This Sukenari 240mm gyuto knife, made of HAP40 steel, one of the hardest alloys used to make kitchen knives, have a nice minimalist aesthetics and equally excellent performance. The intrinsic toughness of this powdered steel allows for far thinner grinding than is possible with other steels. Furthermore, it maintains that sharpness is far longer than most others. If you're looking for a Japanese knife with amazing edge retention, the Sukenari HAP40 series should be at the top of your list.

❖ Sukenari Hamono, established in 1933, is a high-end professional knives manufacturer located in Toyama, Japan. This small forge is led by the third-generation blacksmith, Nobuo Hanaki-san. They are famous for their ZDP189's and shirogami#1 honyaki knives. They are also well-known for their excellent grinds and very consistent heat-treatment. 


Brand/ maker: Sukenari
Location: Toyama, Japan
Knife type: gyuto (with saya)

Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad
Steel: Hitachi HAP40
Steel category: semi-stainless
HRC: 67

Total length: 384mm
Blade length: 232mm
Blade height at heel: 50.4mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.5mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.5mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.1mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.9mm
Weight: 182g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Ferrule: blonde buffalo horn ¹
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/sheath: Included

¹ The blonde horn ferrule is a natural product so the color may vary.

NOTE: Migaki finish is delicate and can be prone to fine scratches. When you slide on the magnolia saya, be aware that you might notice some minor hairline marks on the blade face. 

Reminder: Japanese knives, like this Sukenari HAP40 240mm gyuto knife, appreciate additional care. Explore our guide to learn how to maintain its prime condition.

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Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide. We use EMS.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

FAQs: Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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