The JCK Natures “Sakura Road” Aogami Super Series will always remind us of the special Cherry Blossom season and their high cutting performance will leave a similarly great, long-lasting impact.
The blade core is made from Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Hitachi Aogami Super (“Blue Super Steel”. HRc. 63 to 64) and it is sandwiched between two layers of soft, corrosion-resistant stainless steel. These knives should not require a lot of maintenance, but the exposed blade core can discolor or rust if it is exposed to acid, salt or water for an extended period of time.Aogami Super (“Super Blue Steel”) is a premier-quality Japanese Hagane (Blade edge steel) and it has a rich chemical composition, Including high quantities of Carbon (1.40 to 1.50), a little Chromium (0.30 to 0.50) and Tungsten (2.00 to 2.50). When it is properly forged and heat treated, this chemistry enables the steel to provide exceptional edge retention and edge stability.
The experienced craftsmen wanted to maximize the cutting performance offered by this premium carbon steel; In addition to careful heat treatment, they took extra care during the hand-grinding and hand-sharpening processes because they wanted to create thin cutting edges and even 50/50 edge geometry.
The combination of handle materials —Red and Black Pakka Wood, Stainless Steel Bolster and Shinning Polished Copper Ring— remind us of the beautiful SAKURA season and the freshness of Spring each time we see or handle these knives.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: JCK Natures SAKURA ROAD Aogami Super Series SAKURA-2 Gyuto 180mm
Blade Material: Aogami Super Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: The Combination Handle - Red & Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster & Shinning Polished Copper Ring
Saya Included: No.
| Gyuto 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm (7")
Total Length: 303mm (11.6")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 43mm (1.6")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 145g (5.1oz)
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.