The Polished, Vivid Blue Pakka Wood Handle Scales beautifully match the mirror polished VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus blade and the knives have an excellent overall level of fit & finish and quality. The handle material is strong, resists water and resists 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 / pins.
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.
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 Clouds Series VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Tsuchime Damascus
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: Yes. You can select the knife (with the Blue Lacuered Wooden Saya) or (Without Wooden Saya) at your preference.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7.0")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 112mm (3.9")
Total Weight: 186g (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 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.
Having bought this knife has been a great success. It was a birthday present for my husband. It is the first knife of such quality and aesthetics in our kitchen, and I am already looking forward to having more objects of this new art for me. Many thanks to the masters and sellers!
Great knife and good service :) recommended !
I purchased this knife as a Father's Day gift. My dad was absolutely impressed with this knife's sharp edge and balance, and the unique color of the saya and handle was just as professional looking as in the photos. Also, high praise for JCK's excellent customer service! I added a note to my order that this was a gift and to please not pack a receipt. They were sweet enough to neatly gift wrap the knife box and follow up in an email to confirm the receipt wasn't included. It was in great condition upon arrival, packed very securely (the outer packaging looked banged up, but there was lots of bubble wrap and the gift box inside was pristine). And as other reviewers note, arrived SO much faster than I expected!!
The JCK Natures Blue Clouds Series Damascus Santoku is a pleasure to see, hold, and use. The Damascus steel pattern and matching knife cover are beautiful. It cuts so much better than my other big box store knives. The Santorum is now my favorite knife.
Delivery of the knife was extremely quick The knife was exactly as described, beautiful looking, extremely sharp, beautiful Pakka Wood Handle. The matching blue saya was a perfect addition. Will definitely be looking to add other sizes to the collection.