In Japanese, “Sakura” means " Spring Cherry Blossoms”. Just like the beautiful cherry blossoms of springtime, the JCK Natures Sakura knives have a vivid, impactful Damascus pattern that beautifully matches the natural grain pattern of their fine Cherry Wood Handles.
The attractive layered Damascus blades of the “Sakura” knives have a slightly upswept blade shape that handles well and cuts efficiently. The knives feature a VG-10 Stainless Damascus steel blade (HRc. 60-61) with a 50/50 symmetrical grind and each knife is hand sharpened and hand honed, ready for use.
Each “Sakura” knife is fitted with a comfortable oval-shaped Cherry Wood Handle that is fitted with a black pakka wood ferrule.
A protective wooden Saya (Sheath) that is suitable for your "Haru-Sakura" knife can be purchased separately. Wooden Saya of Santoku.
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. Compared to a Western-style handle, the lightweight traditional Japanese handle of the Wa Santoku knife moves the balance point of the knife further towards the tip, which makes it feel more nimble and precise.
Knife Model: JCK Natures Sakura Series Wa Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Cherry Wooden Handle with Black Pakka Wood Ferrules
Saya Included: No.
Wa Santoku 170mm (6.6")
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.
I purchased two knives shortly before the holiday as gifts. They arrived in 3 days (to US) beautifully boxed and as described. Very high quality knives. I will order from this store again.
JCK Natures Haru-Sakura Series HS-2 Wa Santoku 170mm. I purchased the JCK because it is amazing quality, light weight and so easy and a pleasure to use. It is real work of art. Magnolia Wooden Saya for Santoku I also ordered the knife sheath which is made of wood.To protect the knife, again beautiful work and attention to detail. The shipping from this company is awesome. I placed an order for the knife and was astonished that they shipped within a few hours of me placing the order.