Our innovative KAGAYAKI CarboNext product range uses a next generation carbon tool steel that we call “CarboNext”.
CarboNext blades allow you to enjoy all the usual advantages of a traditional high carbon steel blade (i.e. Excellent edge sharpness, excellent edge retention and ease of sharpening), but they offer the additional benefit of improved rust resistance.
The mono-steel blades are made of solid CarboNext special high carbon tool steel, hardened to HRc. 59-61.
CarboNext knives feature high-level craftsmanship and superb fit and finish. The blade has a slow gradual taper and is finely ground, resulting in excellent cutting performance and blade balance.
We particularly recommend CarboNext knives to first-time users of carbon steel knives because they offer superior rust resistance and ease of maintenance. Professionals and serious amateurs will love their superb blade geometry, cutting performance and quality construction.
We often receive customer requests and inquiries about Honesuki (Boning Knives) with traditional Wa handles. The requests often ask for properties such as light weight, good blade balance, high cutting performance, practicality and high quality. With the help of our Kagayaki Craftsman team, we decided to make a simple, but very functional Wa Honesuki for our customers.
Kagayaki CarboNext Wa Honesuki are fitted with a comfortable Octagonal Magnolia Wood Handle that has a Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
Expert Craftsmanship and true Passion are necessary to create a beautifully polished, three-dimensional Honesuki blade, with a perfectly polished blade tip, spine, finger choil / Machi.
Originally, the Honesuki was intended to be a specialized knife for de-boning and breaking down poultry, but many people have found they are also capable of filleting fish and red meat. In fact, Honesuki can do many tasks that Western boning knives can do.
This Japanese Traditional Wa Style Boning Knife is now available in our JCK Original Kagayaki brand collection.
Characteristics and Difference of Regular Version and ES Version
Both Regular Version and ES version are hand sharpened by skillful and experienced Master Craftsman.
Hereby we introduce the characteristics and difference of Regular Version and ES Version.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki CarboNext WA Series KC-4W Wa Honesuki | Boning Knife
Blade Material: CarboNext (Next generation of Carbon Tool Steel material)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Octagonal Magnolia Wood Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
| Wa Honesuki 145mm (5.7")|
Cutting edge length: 145mm (5.7")
Total Length: 277mm (10.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 40mm (1.5")
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Total Weight: 79g (2.7oz)
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
Information About The Care & Maintenance of CarboNext Knives
While our CarboNext knives have better rust resistance than other plain carbon steel knives, they will discolor and rust if not cared for properly. To keep your knife in good condition, please do not leave it in wet or salty conditions for a long time. After hand washing the knife, we recommend that you carefully rinse the knife with plain warm water and dry it with a clean cloth. It is important to make sure that there is no water left between the blade tang and the handle, or bolster, because this can lead to corrosion.
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.
Question: Why did the Kagayaki Craftsman Team develop the CarboNext Knife Series?
From the customer’s viewpoint, Carbon steel knives can offer great sharpness, edge retention and ease of resharpening. However, Carbon steel knives can also discolor and rust easily, so they require regular care and maintenance.
From the craftsman’s viewpoint, Carbon steel materials are difficult to handle during the manufacturing process and require additional care and maintenance to be kept in good condition.
The Kagayaki Craftsman Team has always sought to make the most practical and efficient knives, which meet the needs of professionals. CarboNext steel was selected to meet these requirements and considerations. CarboNext steel knives provide the same high levels of sharpness, edge retention and ease of resharpening that common Carbon steel knives provide, however, CarboNext knives offer better rust resistance and are easier to maintain.