From my first glance of this beautiful knife, I knew it should be called "Gekko”, or 月光, which means "Moonlight" in Japanese. From every angle, the Gekko knife reminded me of the way that the shape and light of the Moon changes each night.
Beautifully mirror polished VG-10 stainless steel blade core that is clad on both sides by a 33 layer Damascus stainless steel (HRc. 60-61. 50/50 symmetrically ground double beveled edge).
We specially requested the Craftsmen to make extra attention and care for making precise and detailed edge by hand-sharpening process.
Unique “Mahogany Wood Handle” matches well with beautiful mirror polished Tsuchime Damascus blade.
You can select the knife (with the Wooden Saya) or (Without Wooden Saya) at your preference. The matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative Brown lacquer finish, which nicely complements the Gekko Kagamis Brown pakkawood handle and also the aesthetics of the Damascus blade.
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 "Gekko Kagami" Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Mahogany Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes. You can select the knife (with the Wooden Saya) or (Without Wooden Saya) at your preference.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 300mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 112mm
Total Weight: 163g
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.
This product is a true work of art. It is super super sharp and looks absolutely gorgeous!
I bought my husband two Japanese knives for our wedding anniversary. He gave me the specifics of what he wanted and the two I chose are a perfect match to his wants and left-handed needs. They are beautifully made and very efficient. Also, the knives came two days early which was wonderful. Thank you for a job well done!!
I have lost count the number of knifes I have bought from JCK. From the finest quality to the best. My friends appreciate them as presents. I cannot bear to see them using poor quality knives plus Japanese knives is in a leg of its own.
I bought the Santoku and paring knives as gifts and heard they were awesome!! I was impressed with the quality and for the price point before I gave them away. Would definitely buy from the JCK line for myself in the future.
Liked it so much, i bought it again! This has become my go-to knife when i am preparing dinner.