From my first glance of this beautiful knife, I knew it should be called "Gekko”, or 月光, which means "Moonlight" in Japanese. From every angle, the Gekko knife reminded me of the way that the shape and light of the Moon changes each night.
Beautifully mirror polished VG-10 stainless steel blade core that is clad on both sides by a 33 layer Damascus stainless steel (HRc. 60-61. 50/50 symmetrically ground double beveled edge).
We specially requested the Craftsmen to make extra attention and care for making precise and detailed edge by hand-sharpening process.
Rare and Unique “Blue Pakka Wood Handle” makes stylish and sophisticated appearance.
We are proud to introduce this new product "Gekko Blue Santoku".
You can select the knife (with the Wooden Saya) or (Without Wooden Saya) at your preference. The matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative Blue lacquer finish, which nicely complements the Gekko Blue's Blue pakkawood handle and also the aesthetics of the Damascus blade.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: JCK Natures "Gekko Blue" Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Blue Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes. You can select the knife (with the Wooden Saya) or (Without Wooden Saya) at your preference.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7.0")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.8")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 112mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 165g (5.8oz)
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 quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
The knife is exactly like the pictures shows and matched my expectations of what I would be receiving. We received it within days of ordering, and it was sharp and comfortable to use.
It caught my eye, But it was on backorder. So i submitted my email for notification when it would be back. And i was notified a week later that its back! I bought it the same morning i got the email. Also, they told me it would take a week for shipping, it actually took 4 days. I love this knife, and have got many compliments on it! I only have one santoku besides this one, and rarely buy or use them, but it feels close to a gyuto. I will definitely be buying my next knives from this site.
A bit smaller than I expected but absolutely sharp, balanced, and easy to use! Unlike the kitchen knives you are accustomed to using where there is inadvertent touching of the hand-this one will give a nice cut if you are not careful! Gonna get a larger Santoku next time!!!
The knife is aesthetically pleasing and has a really solid built. Superb quality knife and cutting performance. I think this is the best you can get for its price.
I purchased this knife for my wife for our 20th wedding anniversary. She loves it. She uses it every day. It is by far the best knife she has ever used.