It has been always pleasure to work with Master Gotou and his team of highly skilled craftsmen to develop our high quality KAGAYAKI series of Western-styled knives. Due to the consistently high standards of quality and craftsmanship achieved by Master Gotou and his team of fine craftsmen, our KAGAYAKI Basic Series, KAGAYAKI CarboNext Series and KAGAYAKI R-2 Damascus Series knives have become very popular with our customers.
In order to satisfy new market demands, including those of a large number of experienced users and knife enthusiasts, Master Gotou has been refining his techniques for making a new generation of special steel knives. Master Gotou selected a special Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel called “R-2”, which he heat treats to HRc. 63. R-2 is produced by a highly reputable Japanese company called Kobelco and offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention. The blades have a 3-layer construction, with outer layers of soft stainless steel that support the hard R-2 steel core, providing improved blade strength and allowing easy maintenance.
The knives feature full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin impregnated wood composite) handle scales and a “JCK” Handmade Mosaic Pin that adds a stylish design accent. The forged stainless steel bolsters increase durability and improve blade balance.
Many of our experienced and serious users prefer the style and practicality offered by a 'Kiritsuke blade’, so we have worked closely with Mr. Gotou to develop a new Kiritsuke-Petty, Kiritsuke-Bunka and Kiritsuke-Gyuto. He worked very hard to develop a well-balanced collection of Kiritsuke knives that have superb cutting performance and a great visual appearance. The blade spine is mirror polished for extra visual beauty and the overall quality of the angular Kiritsuke blade is extra high.
We hope you enjoy these simple, yet stylish and practical, R-2 Kiritsuke knives with Western-style handles. Each knife comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath), which has a decorative black lacquer finish.
The Kiritsuke-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 triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki NOVEL Series | R-2 Laminated KN-3 Kiritsuke-Gyuto 200mm
Blade Material: R-2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke-Gyuto 200mm (7.8")
Cutting edge length: 200mm (7.8")
Total Length: 320mm (12.5")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 178g (6.3oz)
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 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 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
It was a gift for a colleague and i had the privilege to borrow it a few times. The cut made by the knife just out of the box was already great, which is even better after sharpening. Handle is very comfortable and smooth, k tip is great of trimming, thin blade gives more chance for precise work. If you are a fan of western grip knives, definitely recommend.
I enjoy utilizing my knife. Most of all, it is attracting the attention of all my guests with its elegance and color. They are not accustomed to KIRITSUKEs and marvel at its shape and all round ability. Thank you JCK for another beautiful, functional and affordable knife. .