For the second series of JCK Original “KAGAYAKI” knives, we have closely worked with the master craftsman Mr. Gotou again.
The new KAGAYAKI VG-10 knives have a graceful balance. They 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.
Kagayaki VG-10 Wa Gyuto comes with comfortable grip of Octagon Shape Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
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.
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 Basic WA Series VG-10 Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 355mm (13.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 133mm (5.3")
Total Weight: 126g (4.4oz)
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 230mm (9.0")
Total Length: 385mm (15.1")
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm (0.1")
Blade Width: 49mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 140mm (5.5")
Total Weight: 158g (5.5oz)
Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 260mm (10.2")
Total Length: 420mm (16.5")
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm (0.1")
Blade Width: 51mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 145mm (5.7")
Total Weight: 180g (6.3oz)
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.
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
This was my first knife with a WA style handle. It is a great knife to use for fine slicing of onions and other vegetables. It is super lightweight and the extra sharpness option was also a big plus. I would highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a light, razor sharp gyuto.
If this knife were a person, I'd marry them.
I don't think knives can get much sharper than this with the ES option. Its light and a joy to prep with.
excellent, very sharp and easy to use.
I needed a perfect, all purpose chef's knife to begin my culinary career as a sushi prep cook at a very busy restaurant. I use it every day heavily and it retains its edge exceptionally. Very well balanced and comfortable to hold for long periods of time. For the value I could not have found better. Treat it well and it will serve you well as it has me