The Polished, Vivid Blue Pakka Wood Handle Scales beautifully match the mirror polished VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus blade and the knives have an excellent overall level of fit & finish and quality. The handle material is strong, resists water and resists 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 knives feature a full-tang construction, a forged stainless steel bolster and stainless steel handle rivets / pins.
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.
This is the versatile and special knife set (including the Petty 135mm and Santoku 180mm), which we can highly recommend them as special gift for your special person and for serious home chefs.
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.
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 Blue Clouds Series VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus Petty & Santoku Knife Set
Blade Material: VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus
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.
| Petty 135mm (5.3")|
Cutting edge length: 135mm (5.3")
Total Length: 245mm (9.6")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 29mm (1.1")
Handle Length: 105mm (4.1")
Total Weight: 106g (3.7oz)
| Santoku 180mm (7")|
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7.0")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 112mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 186g (6.5oz)
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.
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 have bought several JKC knives in the past decade. They are all great and hold up better than any other.
I purchased this item as a gift for my mother who is a smaller woman. This set is the perfect size for her, and she is amazed at the quality. Even though these would be considered an entry level set, I would put these up against many of the more expensive lines of well-known mass-produced brands. I highly recommend knives from JKC, once you go down the road of quality Japanese steel, you will not go back.
I bought these on sale and received them soon after. They are beautiful and i love working with them. Very solid purchase
Shipping was insanely fast to the US. Not sure how they managed this. The knives are well made, with above average fit and finish. There are a few minor flaws, but most people probably would not notice them. The damascus looks fantastic and is polished to a semi mirror finish. Sharpness was good and certainly better than most knives in this price range. The handles are comfortable, although the handle of the petty is a bit small for me. The biggest issue with these knives is the poor geometry. The blade grind is roughly half the height of the blade, which creates a bit of wedging and resistance when cutting. Thinning out the blade would fix this, but would ruin the appearance of the damascus. That said, they still perform better than the vast majority of knives people have used. I'd personally keep looking for something with better geometry.
Very sharp and smooth knife