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 Nakiri is a double bevel edged knife that is rectangular in profile and has a tall, thin blade. It is popular throughout Japan and is often used by home cooks for quickly and efficiently chopping, slicing or mincing vegetables and fruit. It is becoming increasingly popular with vegetarians.
Knife Model: JCK Natures Black Moon Series Nakiri
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.
Nakiri 165mm (6.4")
Cutting edge length: 160mm (6.4")
Total Length: 305mm (12.0")
Blade Thickness: 4.8mm (0.1")
Blade Width: 49mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 124mm (4.8")
Total Weight: 143g (5.0oz)
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 the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra cares and attentions to prevent rust.
Supreme performance. Ultra lightweight (seems fragile but its not!). Almost surgical grade cutting edge (trust me, you should be VERY careful when washing it). This knife is not your typical stainless steel so if you're use to that, this is completely different and you should clean and dry immediately. It's a little more work but it worth it.
I love this knife is amazing well worth the money
I bought this knife for my boyfriend who was looking for a Carbon steel nakiri and it was a great gift. It came in a really nice package and the knife design is simple but very good looking. It is the first carbon steel knife he’s been using and he is enjoying it a lot.
I love the weight and balance of this Nakiri. It is my third knife from JCK and I really appreciate the Japanese craftsmanship that goes into each product. I also love the lacquered wooden saya that I purchased along with the knife. Thank you for these wonderful products, JCK!
This is my first nakiri and my first carbon knife and I like it. It's very fun to use.