These distinctive knives are the sister series to our popular JCK Natures “Blue Moon" knives and they are expertly handcrafted by the same team of craftsmen. The knives have a traditional hammer forged blade and a dark Kurouchi (“Black forged”) finish that reminded us of the cratered surface of the moon, which inspired us to name them “Black Moon”, which is 黒月 “Kokugetsu” in Japanese.
The knives have a blade core of Hitachi White No.2 Japanese high carbon steel, which is sandwiched between two layers of soft iron. We think the transition between the inky-black Kurouchi finish, the silver-gray soft iron and the brilliant White No.2 steel is particularly attractive. "Black Moon" Kurouchi knives have a very good overall level of fit and finish — just like the "Blue Moon" series — and each one is hand ground and sharpened.
The oval-shaped Charred Chestnut wood handle (Black resin ferrule) is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users and it beautifully matches the style of the black and silver-gray blade. Charred chestnut wood handles have been used in Japan for centuries because they offer a secure grip, even when your hands are wet.
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 Black Moon Series Wa Santoku
Blade Material: White Steel No.2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Charred 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 (0.1")
Blade Width: 48mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 124mm (4.8")
Total Weight: 129g (4.5")
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.
Had this for a little bit now, works great, sharp out of the box. White steel is a pleasure working with, plus it can always be made sharper with a whetstone :)
Very useful knife, sharp, comfortable in use. I strongly recommend this device.
From my research online. I am confident I made the correct choice. However this is my first Carbon Steel knife. It is sharp. in great condition and hoping to keep it that way. I am very happy with my purchase. When I purchase more I think I will go the rout of newer stainless steel. I think I would be good to have some Japanese style knives I can just pick up and use without so much proper care. I would only recommend this knife to people who want the experience the artistry and respect such a knife comes with. I absolutely love it. Will get more down the road for sure. Noteworthy:The item came in the mail with in 3 days to The southern US> and shipping was only 7.00.
Everything was fine with the delivery. The blades are of very good quality, good workmanship.