Our innovative KAGAYAKI CarboNext product range uses next generation carbon tool steel that we call “CarboNext”. Our CarboNext blades allow you to enjoy all the usual advantages of traditional high carbon steels (i.e. Excellent edge sharpness, excellent edge retention and ease of sharpening), but they offer the additional benefit of improved rust resistance.
The blade is made of solid CarboNext special high carbon tool steel that is hardened to HRc. 59-61. The knife features superb fit and finish, full tang construction, and comfortable black pakkawood handles. Its thin blade has a slow gradual taper and is finely ground, which results in excellent cutting performance and blade balance.
Because this knife offers greater rust resistance and ease of maintenance than regular high carbon steel knives, we particularly recommend CarboNext Knife to first-time users of carbon steel knives. Professionals and serious amateurs will love their superb blade geometry, cutting performance and quality construction.
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.
Characteristics and Difference of Regular Version and ES Version
Both Regular Version and ES version are hand sharpened by skillful and experienced Master Craftsman.
Hereby we introduce the characteristics and difference of Regular Version and ES Version.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki CarboNext Series Santoku
Blade Material: CarboNext (Next generation of Carbon Tool Steel material)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 113mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 166g (5.8oz)
Master Craftsman modifies edge shape and bevel for left hand use by hand sharpening process at the following additional cost:
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.
Information About The Care & Maintenance of CarboNext Knives
While our CarboNext knives have better rust resistance than other plain carbon steel knives, they will discolor and rust if not cared for properly. To keep your knife in good condition, please do not leave it in wet or salty conditions for a long time. After hand washing the knife, we recommend that you carefully rinse the knife with plain warm water and dry it with a clean cloth. It is important to make sure that there is no water left between the blade tang and the handle, or bolster, because this can lead to corrosion.
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Its my everyday use. I love it, well balance and perfect in my hand. For sure, i'm gonna get another one.
Excellent knife. Real quality Japanese carbon style steel. This knife takes a RAZOR edge when sharpened on Shapton Stones 12,000 grit. Do not worry about staining of steel. This is natural. Just enjoy the super hard, super sharp cutting edge. PS - Buy from JCK. They ship to New Zealand very cheap.
5 Stars to Mr. Koki Iwahara for the friendly contact and great service! The blade and handles are made just perfectly, the knife fits perfectly in my hand and is well balanced. It came with regular sharpness, but even this one has a polished edge and cuts paper flawlessly and is sharp as a razorblade! Great value for the price!
I love these knives for every day use as a serious chef much more practical than other exotic steels which may be hard to sharpen or to keep sharpened these are knives for serious cooks (less knife collectors) who want the sharpness and ease of sharpening of of carbon steel and the practicality of stainless steel in the professional kitchen my go to knives along side my AS steel knives