When people select own knife, cutting performance and edge retention are always one of the priority list. Moreover, it will be great if the knife does not require much additional care and attention in terms of daily maintenance,
This “Deep Impact” knife matches aforementioned preferences very well.
Its blade is made of Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Aogami Super (“Blue Super Steel”), which is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel and then heat treated to HRc. 64-65.
The handle is made from black paper Micarta, which is a very durable and stable material. It is water-resistant, and will not shrink or crack in the same way that wood does.
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 Deep Impact Series Santoku
Blade Material: Aogami Super Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64 to 65
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Paper Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 175mm (6.8")
Cutting edge length: 175mm (6.8")
Total Length: 295mm (11.6")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 42mm (1.6")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 174g (6.1oz)
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 product is excellent
As a carbon steel lover this was a must have and certainly at that price for Aogami Super. Great out of the box, nice patina after several days of use, feels good, well balanced and sharp as an edge. Bought quite a few knives from JCK the last decade, never been deceived, always happy. Outstanding service and very fast shipping! Thanks Koki
The beauty of this knife and the quality of the steel are almost self-evident, but the attributes that are less obvious include the weight, balance, feel and control. This Santoku certainly excels in its ability to cut, but more than that, this knife simply feels perfect in my hand, a feeling not matched by any of the eleven Kanetsune or Henckels knives in my wood block. I can see a couple of Natures Deep Impact Gyuto knives in my future.
I gave this knife to my son since I have the same JCK Natures Deep Impact myself. Mine is a Gyuto which I appriciate a lot. I really like the Aogami sharpness.
I have owned this knife for about a month and it has been excellent. The size is perfect, and the super blue portion of the blade has taken on a lovely patina. I rinse it off within a few minutes of using and have had no corrosion issues.