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JCK Natures 青雲 Blue Clouds Series BC-2 AUS10 Tsuchime Hammered Bunka (Kiritsuke) 190mm (7.4 inch)

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 Our "JCK Natures" house brand knives have proven to be some of JCK’s most popular knives. Each one of them has a unique appearance, fine characteristics and offers great value for money. Our JCK Natures Knives are a fusion of the craftsman’s special artistic techniques and the magnificent scenery of almighty nature.

 At the end of the year 2019, after a long wait, we are finally introducing the new JCK Natures 青雲 "Blue Clouds" knives, which have just been finished. We are very excited to introduce these new products to you.

 The "Blue Clouds" knives have an impressive mirror polished blade with a Tsuchime Hammered Texture. The rust-resistant AUS-10 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade core is clad with Stainless Steel and has a stylish, practical Kiritsuke blade shape (Bunka), which is very similar to a multi-purpose Santoku or Bunka knife and is very capable of performing a wide variety of cutting tasks. Heat treated to HRc. 60-61, the double bevel edged blade has a 50/50 symmetrical grind.

 The Polished, Vivid Blue Pakka Wood Handle Scales beautifully match the mirror polished Kiritsuke blade, they are also strong and resist both water and shrinkage. The combination of the stylish blade and attractive blue handle reminded me of a beautiful, expansive sky and clouds, hence the name "Blue Clouds" 青雲.

 These knife features a full-tang construction, a forged stainless steel bolster and stainless steel handle rivets.

 We especially recommend our JCK Natures "Blue Clouds" Knives to customers who are considering buying their first Japanese knife and want to own a moderately priced, high quality, practical, attractive and very fashionable knife.

 The Bunka is a general-purpose kitchen knife that used to be just as popular as the Santoku, but has become less commonplace in recent years. With its tall blade, the Bunka knife is particularly suitable for cutting vegetables or fruit and the triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat.

Knife Model: JCK Natures 青雲 "Blue Clouds"  Series Bunka (Kiritsuke)

Blade Material:  AUS-10 Stainless Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Blue Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.

Bunka (Kiritsuke) 190mm (7.4")
Cutting edge length: 190mm (7.4")
Total Length: 320mm (12.5")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 49mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 113mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 200g (7.0oz)

 

 

 

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 quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.

Important

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.

  • Before starting to use the knife, please wash it with water for cleaning up.
  • Please do not put this knife in the dishwasher, please hand wash.
  • Please do not leave this knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash it and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. (Includes bolster and handle part)
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, hard foods such as lobster and crab which have hard surface.
  • We recommend re-sharpening the knife using Japanese whetstones, when it gets dull.
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    JK
    04/26/2022
    Jeffrey K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Well Made

    Cuts all types of meat well and has remained sharp for over a month’s use so far.

    AD
    03/28/2022
    Andy D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Review of my first Japanese knife

    This knife has become my go to knife in the kitchen, really versatile and easy to handle. I love the Tsuchime hammered blade, my friends complimented on how nice looking the knife is with the blue pakkawood handle. One thing I wasn't too impressed about was the blade sharpness out of the box. So, I took it to a local knife sharpening place and now it really has a very sharp edge. Overall, very satisfied though with the quality of the knife and super impressed with the delivery time coming all the way from Japan.

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    DB
    12/22/2021
    Darragh B.
    Ireland Ireland
    I recommend this product

    JCK Natures 青雲 Blue Clouds Series BC-2 AUS10 Tsuchime Hammered Bunka (Kiritsuke) 190mm (7.4 inch)

    Excellently finished knife with a good edge out of the box. It's been a joy to use and I would recommend this if you are looking for a knife in this style.

    RC
    12/21/2021
    Robert C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Bunka knife

    This is my go to knife. Has excellent edge retention and as usual the service was exceptional. Love the fast delivery. Will always recommend.

    TC
    11/26/2021
    Travis C.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Amazing Knife

    I bought this a few weeks ago to round out my knife collection for work (and I absolutely love the colour of the handle and Saya). I can't stop using this knife. Extremely sharp, has a very nice heavy weight to it (not as heavy as my Nakiri, but heavier than my Santoku and Gyuto) which I like depending on what I'm prepping. JCK always has exceptional service and their shipping times are incredibly quick (about a week to my door in Canada). Highly recommend a ceramic honing rod for maintaining the edge (for all Japanese knives)! Couldn't recommend this enough!

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