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JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes)

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This laminated knife looks simple and classic but, once you hold them in your hands for the first time, you will sense the passion and vision with which they were made. The blade is beautifully hand polished to a shiny satin finish, and the blade spine and choil are also polished for better appearance and improved comfort. The level of fit and finish are beyond expectation for the price point of the knife.

The Blue Steel No. 2 (Hitachi Aogami #2; HRc. 63) core is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel. This means that you can enjoy the exceptional sharpness and edge retention offered by a premium Japanese high carbon steel, and also the improved corrosion resistance and ease of maintenance offered by stainless steel. Consequently, we highly recommend this knife to first-time users of carbon steel knives.

This knife features a classic design, a comfortable black pakkawood handle, and a stainless steel bolster for better balance and improved durability. The fine blade edge is hand sharpened on whetstones by experienced Master Craftsmen, and is ready for use straight out of the box.

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.

Notice* Experienced Master craftsman makes final sharp blade edge with hand sharpening process by whetstone. You can enjoy outstanding cutting performance ready to use out of the box when received.  This sharpening process may remain some grind marks on both sides of blade. 

Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto

Blade Material:  Blue Steel No.2 Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.

 

Gyuto 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 185mm (7.2")
Total Length: 305mm (12.0")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 43mm (1.6")
Handle Length: 110mm (4.3")
Total Weight: 166g (5.8oz)
Gyuto 210mm (8.2") 
Cutting edge length: 215mm (8.4")
Total Length: 335mm (13.1")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 47mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 111mm (4.3")
Total Weight: 201g (7.0oz)
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 245mm (9.6")
Total Length: 370mm (14.5")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 51mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 120mm (4.7")
Total Weight: 240g (8.4oz)
Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 272mm (10.7")
Total Length: 405mm (15.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (009")
Blade Width: 53mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 125mm (4.9")
Total Weight: 293g (10.3oz)

 

 

Master Craftsman modifies edge shape and bevel for left hand use by hand sharpening process at the following additional cost:

  • Petty + US$6
  • Santoku, Gyuto + $10

Left handed versions are normally in stock for immediate shipping. However, when it became out of stock, please allow 3 to 6 days for shipping.

For your information, many 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 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.

 

Important

This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • 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. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade 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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VZ
10/12/2020
Vadim Z.
United States United States
good one

stay sharp after many usages

AB
07/24/2020
Alexander B.
United States United States
Kagayaki Blue Steel Clad Gyoto

We received the knife about a month ago. The service was fast, and the knife is just awesome. SHARP! Beautiful steel and craftsmanship. So far seems to hold the edge perfectly, and no rust (We wipe it dry after each use; also bought good quality sharpening stone to maintain it). Highly recommended.

JapaneseChefsKnife.Com JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes) Review
L
04/30/2020
lavigne
France France
great value knife!

I use this knife in professional kitchen and i must say the knife is just excelent for the price ! the blue steel is just lovely , sharpens with ease and great edge retention , thin blade . no problem with rust as its clad with softer steel ... Cuts like butter , buy it !

JapaneseChefsKnife.Com JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes) Review
KF
01/11/2020
Kevin F.
United States United States
Beautiful knives coupled with excellent service.

We ordered two knives for gofts. The recipients were very happy with their gifts. The service on delivery was outstanding.

HD
12/31/2019
Harry D.
United States United States
Great small chef knife--Use it as a large petty.

This is a very well made knife, naturally, since Koki sends it to us. I love that it is blue steel and has an excellent shape. Some people criticize short chefs knives but legendary chef, Jacques Pepin, said if he had to pick only one knife it would be a utility knife 6"-8" long, because you can do all tasks with it. This 7" knife from Koki is perfect for shallots, small onions, fruit, and so on. Buy it.

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