Our "JCK Natures" house brand knives have proven to be some of JCK’s most popular knives. Each one of them has a unique appearance, fine characteristics and offers great value for money. Our JCK Natures Knives are a fusion of the craftsman’s special artistic techniques and the magnificent scenery of almighty nature.
At the end of the year 2019, after a long wait, we are finally introducing the new JCK Natures 青雲 "Blue Clouds" knives, which have just been finished. We are very excited to introduce these new products to you.
The "Blue Clouds" knives have an impressive mirror polished blade with a Tsuchime Hammered Texture. The rust-resistant AUS-10 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade core is clad with Stainless Steel and has a stylish, practical Kiritsuke blade shape, which is very similar to a multi-purpose Santoku or Bunka knife and is very capable of performing a wide variety of cutting tasks. Heat treated to HRc. 60-61, the double bevel edged blade has a 50/50 symmetrical grind.
The Polished, Vivid Blue Pakka Wood Handle Scales beautifully match the mirror polished Kiritsuke blade, they are also strong and resist both water and 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.
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.
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.
Knife Model: JCK Natures 青雲 "Blue Clouds" Series Kiritsuke Petty
Blade Material: AUS-10 Stainless Clad
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.
Kiritsuke Petty 140mm (5.5")
Cutting edge length: 140mm (5.5")
Total Length: 260mm (10.2")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 29mm (1.1")
Handle Length: 105mm (4.1")
Total Weight: 107g (3.7oz)
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 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.
Very light weight knife which has a good balance in hand. Also the color is unsual and beautiful. Shipment to France was also very quick. Site and knife highly recommended. I will certainly order again.
Very good- shipping was fast and effective. Should improve packaging.
The knives are works of art. And they the best knives I have used. If I need precision, they’re my go to knives.
Very pretty. Nice fit and finish. Can’t get it quite as sharp as the paper metals. Very stain resistant. Not enough knuckle clearance for me. Good knife for small hands and doing work in hand.
This is my 6 months review of this knife. The TL;DR is this is a good looking petty knife that’s a great value but it isn’t a great performer. What I like: The fit and finish of this petty knife is really well done. It doesn’t have any sharp edges, other than the cutting edge that is :p. It’s well balanced in the hand and quite comfortable for a small knife. The K-tip is really practical for detailed work like cutting garlic or ginger, although it’s a bit more dangerous than a typical knife tip, so put a bit extra attention. I’ve got it with the saya, it’s a beautiful design and very well made. The saya was a bit tight at the beginning but with the use it has loosen up a bit. What I don’t care: It has a mirror polish. Although pretty, it gets scratched really easy, even when drying it with a rag. So if you like that kind of finish you should put extra attention while washing and drying it. Other thing that got me interested in this knife was the AUS10 steel, as I wanted to see how it compared against a VG10,and I found it not being a great deal. Well, it performs about the same. I found this steel a bit softer than the VG10. And while sharpening it if feels more responsive. At the end it’s not the steel what makes or breaks this knife. What I dislike: For the size of this knife, I found that its spine is very thick, and it's actually quite comparable to my gyutos. This makes the experience of cutting vegetables not so enjoyable. It also wedges a bit. It’s a great knife for cutting shallots, but for onions not so much. And finally, probably it was my unit, but it wasn’t very sharp out of the box and I had to sharpen it a couple days after. Your mileage may vary. Overall, I only wish that it was thinner, but that probably would increase the cost. For this price point, it’s a nice and very good looking little knife, quite comfortable and nimble to use. The experience of shopping with JCK has been very pleasant. The knife arrived from Japan in less than one week.