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We are excited to be adding the new Konayuki 粉雪 (Meaning "Powdered Snow" in English) range of knives to our "JCK Natures" product brand. Our new Konayuki knives feature an R-2 Powdered Tool Steel blade core (HRc. 61-62) and outer layers of beautiful Nickel Stainless Damascus. The vivid, wave-like layers of silver-white Nickel Steel and bright Stainless Steel make the attractive Vortex-pattern Damascus sparkle and shine, like powdered snow in the winter sunlight.
At present, high quality Japanese kitchen knives featuring Powdered High Speed Tool Steels – such as ZDP-189, Cowry X, HAP-40 and R-2 – are very popular with professional Chefs and serious knife enthusiasts.
Among the various great Japanese Powdered Metallurgy Steels, R-2 has become the favorite steel of many experienced craftsmen and forge smiths because it offers an extremely practical combination of edge holding, edge sharpness, ease of resharpening and corrosion / rust resistance.
To accommodate customers who have larger hands than most Japanese people, the handles our Konayuki knives have slightly larger dimensions than typical Japanese kitchen knives and are therefore slightly heavier. Stylish and durable, the Black Pakka wood handle with Red stripes and it has a special hand-contoured shape that ensures a comfortable, secure grip. Pakka wood is a resin-impregnated composite material that is virtually waterproof and resistant to shrinkage, which makes it an ideal material for kitchen knife handles. Our Konayuki knives also feature a forged stainless steel bolster and metal butt plate / cap for improved durability, comfort and blade balance.
In this cold Winter season, our new Konayuki 粉雪 knives will shine brightly in your kitchen and offer you outstanding performance!
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.
Knife Model: JCK Natures Konayuki Series Santoku
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 61 to 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood with Red-Stripe Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster & Butt
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 217g
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.