This beautiful traditional forged knife is called “Blue Moon”, which is青月“Seigetsu” in Japanese. This is because we felt that the unique Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) dimples and dark-colored Kurouchi (“Black forged”) finish of the blade looked just like the cratered surface of the Moon.
The core of the blades is made from Hitachi Blue Steel No.2 Japanese high carbon steel, which is sandwiched between soft stainless steel for improved corrosion resistance, and thus reduced maintenance. Blue Moon Knife is hand ground and sharpened, and have very good overall fit and finish.
The oval-shaped handles are suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. They are made of Chestnut wood with black resin ferrule.
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 Moon Series Wa Santoku
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Chestnut Wood Handle with Black Resin Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Santoku 170mm (6.6")
Cutting edge length: 170mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 4.6mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 124mm
Total Weight: 136g
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.
The simple and easy ordering process, super fast international shipment, responsive customer support and at the end- great product, one very nice blade, light, well balanced. Highly recommended.
I originally came to buy Fujiwara FKH, but this one looked better, has better steel and the stainless cladding is also nice, as I don't have to worry that much about rust. It cuts really well, I use it almost every day and it always brightens my day. :)
My first Japanese knife. Very sharp out of the box. Really pleased with this purchase. Also, very fast delivery to California!
Punches way above the price I paid for it. Cuts like a laser, but the blade itself looks so cool with the finishing. I did not expect the level of detail and sophistication at this price range. Works great, would highly recommend. Also, I should note that shipping was incredibly fast.
This is a wickedly sharp knife and makes slicing and dicing a pleasure. Its well made, not to thick a blade and super sharp. The Hitachi Blue Steel take a fantastic edge and makes short work when I'm prepping food. These are excellent value and I prefer this steel over the VG10.