"JCK Kagayaki" Series Chinese Cleavers (Chuka-Bocho) that are reasonably priced for the first users. Chinese Cleaver is not so common for home cooking, so the production was limited and priced high, however, it is a practical knife for slicing and chopping, than you imagine from the size and shape of the blade.
JCK has worked for quantity production to reduce the costs, and is bringing you a chance to get a quality Chinese Cleaver at an affordable price which is smaller size of Chinese Cleaver and suitable for home cooking. High Carbon Steel blade (Solid Japanese HAGANE) with Rose wood handle.
This is the thinner blade version of KG-20 Chinese Cleaver and recommended for preparing and cutting the vegetables. Similar purpose as Nakiri knife's cutting tasks.
The Chinese Cleaver is a highly versatile general-purpose kitchen knife that can be used to slice, chop, mince, scrape, and even crush ingredients. The tall blade of the Chinese Cleaver enables it to be safely guided with the knuckles of your free hand when 'tap chopping’, ‘push cutting’, or ‘pull cutting’. This makes it possible to cut large fruit and vegetables, such as cabbages, easily and safely.
Knife Model: Kagayaki High Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver (Thinner blade version)
Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Rose Wood Handle
Saya Included: No.
Chinese Cleaver Small 180mm (7")
Blade length: 180mm
Blade Width: 86mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Total Weight: 280g
Our craftsmen make suitable edge geometry for left handed version by hand sharpening process at US$10 extra. Please allow 3 to 6 days for the left handed version to deliver.
For your information, most 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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
I like this entry-level Chinese kitchen knife very much. The steel is very good. The sharpness stays lasting. It is a good helper to complete the work. I used to use a Chinese kitchen knife. German kitchen knife. Has been in use for more than 20 years. This Japanese Chinese kitchen knife is the first time I have used it. Now use it back to China. German kitchen knives are no longer used to them. Sharpness. The durability can't keep up. In the future, I will choose Japanese kitchen knives when I buy kitchen knives. So easy to use.
This is a truly excellent cleaver at an affordable price. Not heavy, solid handle, comfortable to hold. The steel is reactive and will patina quickly, but it is not prone to rusting as one sees in cheap carbon steel models.