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.
Gekko knife has a unique & beautiful Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) textured Damascus blade. They feature a hand sharpened and hand honed VG-10 stainless steel blade core that is clad on both sides by a 15-layer Damascus stainless steel (HRc. 60-61. 50/50 symmetrically ground double beveled edge).
Gekko knife uses a full-tang construction, and has Mahogany wood handle with a stainless steel bolster and handle rivets.
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 Series 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: No.
| Santoku 190mm (7.4")|
Cutting edge length: 185mm (7.2")
Total Length: 310mm (12.2")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 185g (6.5oz)
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 Gekko 190mm is the perfect size for general kitchen jobs. Out of the box it was extremely sharp and has held it edge very well
Sharp right out of the box. It has stood up really well to daily use on the hot line in our commercial kitchen. The staff love it.
The chef knife is wonderful: very sharp and balanced. Best knife in my kitchen. Great company with which to do business. Item was safely wrapped and speedy delivery. Highly recommend JCK.
The overall finish is equal to a knife at four times the price, extremely sharp out of the box and of course the usual excellent service from JCK. What more do you want at this price point.
My extended family helped do some cooking over the holidays and used the knife and emmediately wanted one. They all got one for Christmas and love em!