Since my first glance, I knew that these beautiful Damascus knives should be called "Uzushio" (渦潮), which means "Whirling Tides" in Japanese. The beautiful and unique Vortex Damascus pattern of the "Uzushio" knife reminded me of tidal waves, which each have a unique shape that is constantly changing.
Each knife has a unique and beautiful Vortex Damascus blade. They feature a hand sharpened, hand honed VG-10 stainless steel blade core that is clad on both sides with 33 layers of nickel-stainless Damascus steel (HRc. 60-61. Double bevel blade with 50/50 symmetrical grind).
The knives feature a full-tang construction, Black Pakka Wood handles scales, a stainless steel bolster and stainless steel handle rivets/pins.
Whether you are looking to buy your first Japanese knife, or looking for a beautiful Damascus knife, our moderately priced range of high quality "Uzushio" knives are highly recommended.
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 Uzushio 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: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 170mm (6.6")
Cutting edge length: 170mm (6.6")
Total Length: 290mm (11.4")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 46mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 114mm (4.4")
Total Weight: 171g (6.0oz)
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.
It wasn't sharpened too well when it arrived, but the look and quality are good for the price. Unfortunately, it isn't really balanced out, either.
Since I received the knife it has not left my side. It is a fantastic knife for all my daily cooking needs. I also love the Damascus pattern on the blade it gives it so much character.
Since this was my first Japanese knife, I was not sure what to expect. I am happy to report the ease of use and balance of the knife. I look forward to many years using this knife.
First impressions were "Wow, that's a lovely looking knife". It is a very pretty patterned, nicely sized, well balanced, and well made knife. We had a smaller Santoku that was used a lot but it was too small for a lot of the tasks we gave it. This Santoku is the right size! We use it now as our main kitchen knife as it is so versatile. Have now bought 5 knives from JCK and every time the knife arrives quickly and safely. Plus...every knife works so well. Beautifully made and certainly razor sharp. Thanks JCK. You have such wonderful knives and always a pleasure to deal with you.
I bought this as a gift. The recipient loves how easily the knife cuts through anything and how well balanced it is. She also says how beautiful it is and can’t wait to put it on show ans put it to good use!