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JCK Original Kagayaki R-2 Damascus Series KGRP-3 Gyuto 210mm (8.2inch, Polished Blade)

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For the core steel of this Damascus knife, Master Craftsman Mr. Gotou selected a special Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel called “R-2”, which he heat-treats to HRc. 63. R-2 is made by a highly reputable Japanese company called Kobelco, and the steel offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention. The two outer layers of the blade are made from a unique and elegantly patterned Damascus steel, which is comprised of alternating layers of white-colored nickel steel and sparkling mirror polished layers of steel.

This KAGAYAKI R-2 Damascus Series knife features a classic design, a comfortable black pakkawood handle, and a stainless steel bolster for better balance and improved durability. The knife also comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative black lacquer finish, which complements the appearance of the Micarta handle and Damascus blade very well.

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.

Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki R-2 Damascus Series Gyuto

Blade Material:  R-2 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

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

Handle Material: Black Pakkawood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: Yes.


Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 335mm (13.1")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 187g (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 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. 

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • 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, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Anton F.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Excellent customer service

    We purchased as a gift and the person ending up not wanting the item but the customer service dealing with this company was excellent beginning to end. I would highly recommend and will be back for future purchases. Thank you!

    Khoa P.
    Australia Australia

    R2 Chef knife

    I have only done some paper cut tests when the knife arrived, cut real good, as sharp as it can be right out of the box. I am happy with both posting speed and cost of H&D to Australia.

    James T.
    United States United States
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    A gift for a friend

    I love this knife I gave it to a friend of mine as a gift for Easter.

    Michael C.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
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    Kagayaki R-2 Damascus Series KGRP-3 Gyuto 210mm

    This is my first quality kitchen knife and it is well balanced and light making it a pleasure to use, there are no complaints regarding fit and finish. the purchase was trouble free with shipping to the UK and no import tax applied. First class product and service, thankyou.

    Derrick T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Perfect all rounder gyuto

    I've been buying knives from JCK for years and this was to replace my JCK Hattori Forums FH-6E Gyuto 210mm Ebonywood Handle that I purchased in 2010. Yes, that knife survived 10 years of kitchen abuse and I wish I took a picture of it before giving it away to my prep cook. I loved the FH so much I bought another one two years later, the Wa Gyuto 270mm which I still have and love it. The damascus looks phenomenal but haven't taken this to a whetstone yet, so comment on ease of sharpness compared to Hattori. It is also heavier, Hattori Wa Gyuto 270mm at 165grams and the Kagayaki 210mm at 190grams. Other than that, in the words of Doug Marcaida, it will slice!

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