Our "JCK Natures" house brand knives have proven to be some of our most popular knives. Each one of them has a unique appearance, fine characteristics and offers great value for money. Our JCK Natures knives are a fusion of the craftsman’s special artistic techniques and the magnificent scenery of almighty nature.
The "Blue Clouds" knives have a simple design, an excellent standard of finish and a high quality AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel blade. The AUS-8 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade has good rust-resistance and is fully hand sharpened on a water-cooled rotary whetstone to ensure high cutting performance (Double Bevel Edge 70/30 for Right Handed use). The Vivid Blue Polished Pakka Wood Handle Scales provide an impressive and stylish accent to the high quality stainless steel blade. Pakka Wood is strong, durable and resists both water and shrinkage.
These high quality knives also feature a full-tang construction, a forged stainless steel bolster and stainless steel handle rivets.
You can select the knife without blue lacquered Saya (Sheath/Scabbard) or with a matching blue lacquered Saya (Sheath / scabbard) at your preference.
We especially recommend our JCK Natures "Blue Clouds" knives to customers who are considering buying their first Japanese knife and anyone who wants to own a moderately priced, high quality, practical, attractive and very fashionable knife.
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 Blue Clouds AUS-8 Basic Series Santoku
Blade Material: AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 57 to 58
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Blue Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes. You can select the knife (with the Blue Lacuered 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: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 113mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 175g (6.1oz)
This knife comes with 70/30 double bevel edge geometry for both right handed use.
Sorry. At this moment, left handed version is not available for these knives.
For your information, most of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance.
However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman.
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.