Once people acquire a first Japanese kitchen knife and start using it, they are first surprised of the amazingly sharp edge and super cutting performance, and say they never use other ordinal knives, and regret they should have used Japanese knife earlier. Japanese kitchen knife will serve you for a long period of time as your great cooking partner, if you choose fine quality knife and give a proper care for the maintenance. Generally, many of the experts in the knife industry say one knife can be used for 5 to 10 years depending on how frequently it is used and how it is maintained.
We believe selecting the good made knives are very important for your cooking life, but it is hard for the beginner to decide which knife is the best to start with. Therefore, we would like to recommend our original brand KAGAYAKI Basic VG-1 Stainless steel Series for the people who are seeking for first Japanese knives of the rust-resistance stainless steel blades (also recommended to the serious users, even for professionals too)
It features an easy maintenance, rust resistance, high cutting performance, longer edge retention and durability. KAGAYAKI Basic knives can be your first and the best cooking tools for its high level quality and craftsmanship.
It comes with three basic knives to meet with your basic cooking needs.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Basic Series Petty, Santoku and Gyuto
Blade Material: VG-1 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Petty 125mm (4.9")|
Cutting edge length: 125mm
Total Length: 230mm
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 26mm
Handle Length: 100mm
Total Weight: 67g
| Petty 150mm (5.9")|
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 260mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 83g
| Santoku 180mm (7")|
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 300mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 159g
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 173g
| Gyuto 240mm (9.4")|
Cutting edge length: 240mm
Total Length: 370mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 120mm
Total Weight: 212g
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 quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
I was a professional chef and restaurant owner for over 30 years I have always used the Wusthof knives, since retiring from the culinary field My knives are not suitable for home use rather worn out or too large so starched Japanese knives came to across this website and found perfect knife for me well balanced keep a sharp edge for a long time of period, very happy with purchase looking forward to purchase DEBA for fish
Excellent western style Japanese knives I was chef for many years and can recognize good knives to bad one, This Kagayaki knives can replaced all other knives in the professional work place and homes
AMAZING KNIVES. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE THEM
For my first knives I've owned they are great
very sharp. I will need to work on knife skills as i am missing a few fingernails .LOL