We established the JCK Original Kagayaki brand in the year 2008.
The concept was to produce a simple and practical series of knives, made with high quality standards and a high level of craftsmanship, which reflects the passion of the craftsmen. The Kagayaki brand concept and knives have now brought happiness and satisfaction to a great number of our serious customers and professional chefs for many years.
We hope and wish the Kagayaki Craftsmen Team’s craftsmanship and passion for traditional knife making skills and techniques will continue long in to the future. This special wish inspired us to make these new knives, which are named “悠久” , or “YUKYU”, which means “ETERNITY” in English.
Once again, we have worked closely with master craftsman Mr. Gotou and his talented team to produce these knives.
Kagayaki 悠久 VG-10 (ES) Wa Series Knives come with a natural Oak Wood Octagonal Handle that provides a comfortable grip, which allow them to feel light weight and gracefully balanced.
These knives feature an attractive semi-mirror-polished solid VG-10 blade (HRc. 60- 61).
VG-10 is high performance stainless cutlery steel that is famous for its combination of very good edge sharpness, edge retention, and high corrosion resistance.
Expert Craftsmanship and true Passion are necessary to create these beautifully polished, three-dimensional Kiritsuke blades, which have a perfectly polished blade tip and spine.
Maintaining the same of high-quality finishing and manufacturing standards that were established by our existing Kagayaki line, new KAGAYAKI VG-10 with Natural Oak handles provide a nice visual accent and extra comfort when holding the knife in a pinch grip.
For safekeeping, these knives comes with a matching Black Lacquered Wood Saya (Sheath) and a black pakkawood Saya pin.