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 (7.0")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 112mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 163g (5.7oz)
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 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.
Since the pandemic started, I have been cooking a lot at home. I already own a Wustof chef's knife. I was on the lookout on something lighter and smaller. After researching extensively online, I stumbled upon JCK's 'Gekko Kagami'. This knife really caught my eye because of how beautiful it looked! I ordered it with the saya (which is exquisite!). The ordering was quite seamless and the delivery was really quick. The knife is super sharp and looks beautiful in person as well!. Very happy with the purchase and will recommend highly!
Excellent experience ... This was my first Japanese knife. It makes my job and my personal cooking knife so much more efficient, easier and enjoyable. Kind of wish I went for a bigger sized knife, but the compatibility means I can take it in and out of work in a small pack and the wooden Saya makes transporting it a lot easier and safer. I would highly recommend this Japanese Knives to everyone and anyone. Great service, fast delivery, will be buying more knives in future 100%
This JCK Natures Gekko Kagami Santuko 180mm (7 inch) knife is nicely done. Beautiful blade and extremely sharp. Handle is very comfortable. I love using it. I will surely recommend it. Shipping and delivery is always fast.
Very perfect knife , perfect cut , light weight and easy to use , super perfectly sharpened. Really recommend.
Takes a little getting used to the thin blade but this is a knife you can rely on and get really comfortable with. Great for a first santoku