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 (6.6")
Total Length: 305mm (12.0")
Blade Thickness: 4.6mm (0.18)
Blade Width: 50mm (1.9")
Handle Length: 124mm (4.8")
Total Weight: 136g (4.7oz)
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 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.
Bought this for my wife and she uses it daily. There is nothing she doesn't like about the knife.
Blue Moon is a brilliant knife , holds a good edge in a busy kitchen
This is my first proper knife and I can honestly say that it won't be my last. The knife has really decent sharpness out of the box, looks great and feels really nice in the hand. It performs like the knives you see the professionals use on TV. Highly recommended and at the price a great buy.
Another fine knife from JCK-not my first-good handle, blade, a pleasure to use. Great service, speedy delivery- Thank you !
Hello. My apologies for the late reply. I check my email weekly. The knife I ordered was a gift. I wish I could reply with a good review, but can say the recipient was delighted to receive the gift. Best wishes, Kenneth