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JCK Original Kagayaki Grand Canyon R-2 Damascus Series YU-3 Gyuto 210mm (8.2inch)

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Introducing our new KAGAYAKI Grand Canyon R-2 Damascus Series Gyuto Knife, a meticulously crafted masterpiece for culinary enthusiasts who demand nothing but the best. Let's dive into the exquisite details that set this knife apart:

Realizing the Maximum Potential of R-2 Steel: The Traditional Hammer Forged Damascus Blade features a core steel selected by Master Craftsman Mr. Gotou: The Powdered Metallurgy High-Speed Tool Steel known as “R-2” (Also known as “SG-II”). This remarkable steel, crafted by the esteemed Japanese company Kobelco, undergoes a very consistent and reliable heat treatment process (Utilizing a Salt Bath) to achieve an impressive HRc. 63 hardness level. The result is unparalleled combination of cutting performance, edge retention and corrosion resistance.

Damascus Steel Artistry: The blade's exterior boasts an intricate and distinctive Damascus steel pattern, which is created through a highly-skilled forging process. The matte-black blade features shining layers of nickel steel that resemble silver highlights. The expert craftsmen carry out a mirror-polishing process during the production of the Damascus blade to produce these alternating polished layers. This beauty is made possible by the craftsman’s uncountable hours of knife making experience and their deep knowledge of the traditional knife making process. This exceptional combination not only enhances the knife's visual appeal, it embodies a dedication to craftsmanship that goes beyond aesthetics. Such the Damascus blade and the high level of Craftsmanship reminded us of the awe-inspiring, Eternal “Grand Canyon”. 

Fusion of Traditional Craftsmanship and Innovation: In collaboration with a skilled Master Forge Smith, Master Craftsman Mr. Gotoh combined traditional forge hammering techniques and the inherent qualities of the steel to create a blade with exceptional cutting performance and beauty. Skilled craftsmen meticulously hand grind and hand sharpen each blade to its optimal profile using rotary whetstones that are cooled and lubricated with water. The artisan's dedication shines through to the finest of details, resulting in practical Damascus knives with great beauty and excellent fit & finish.

Why Choose a Linen Micarta Handle?  The Linen Micarta handle offers more than just a touch of simple beauty, it complements the knife's aesthetics with its elegant Black Blade & Black Handle combination. Beyond its visual appeal, the handle provides a comfortable and secure grip, enhancing the overall usability of the knife. Crafted from Linen Micarta, known for its exceptional strength, durability, and resistance to water-induced shrinkage, this handle choice ensures both the elegance and functionality befitting this masterpiece Damascus knife.


Included with the knife is a matching wooden Saya (Sheath), which features a black lacquer finish that harmonizes beautifully with the Black Colored Damascus blade. This sheath provides protection for the blade and complements the knife's overall presentation.

The Versatile Gyuto: Inspired by the classic Western Chef's knife, the Gyuto combines timeless design with Japanese precision. This versatile blade excels in various cutting techniques, making it suitable for meats, fish, vegetables, and fruits. Embrace the Gyuto as your all-purpose culinary companion, ready to elevate your kitchen experience.

Explore the possibilities… Discover the distinctive and the Eternal 悠久


Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Grand Canyon R-2 Damascus Series YU-3 Gyuto 210mm

Blade Material:  Hammer Forged R-2 Nickel Black Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: Yes.


Gyuto 210mm  (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 335mm (13.1")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 193g (6.8oz)



This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems. 

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.



This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.

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