This beautiful traditional forged knife is called “Blue Moon”, which is青月“Seigetsu” in Japanese. This is because we felt that the unique Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) dimples and dark-colored Kurouchi (“Black forged”) finish of the blade looked just like the cratered surface of the Moon.
The core of the blades is made from Hitachi Blue Steel No.2 Japanese high carbon steel, which is sandwiched between soft stainless steel for improved corrosion resistance, and thus reduced maintenance. Blue Moon Knife is hand ground and sharpened, and have very good overall fit and finish.
The oval-shaped handles are suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. They are made of Chestnut wood with black resin ferrule.
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 Moon Series Wa Santoku
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Chestnut Wood Handle with Black Resin Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Santoku 170mm (6.6")
Cutting edge length: 170mm (6.6")
Total Length: 305mm (12.0")
Blade Thickness: 4.6mm (0.18)
Blade Width: 50mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 124mm (4.8")
Total Weight: 136g (4.7oz)
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
First quality knife I’ve bought, so nice to use. I will be back to get the set! Thanks for the fast shipping too!!
This is my first time spending any money on a knife and it is a great starter! Going to this from dollar store knives is absolutely mind-blowing. I love the this style as the first brick in a collection because it is so versatile and allows me to get the chopped vegetables to the pan quickly!
This is an incredible knife! It is extremely sharp and well made. It’s been an excellent addition for our sushi making! This has made our lives easier.
This is my first real Japanese knife and it completely met my expectation. The knife was well packaged and extremely sharp out of the box. My family has been using it almost daily for more than a month and it's still almost as sharp as say one. Koki and his team also provided excellent customer service, I'm sure i'll be doing business with JCK in the future.
I bought these beautiful knives for my cooking daughter. She loves them. Not only the pretty design (like the moon surface), but the craftsmanship is obvious. We enjoyed slicing cherry tomatoes so thin that you could see through, and lots of other meal prep. Thank you!