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For the second series of JCK Original “KAGAYAKI” knives, we have closely worked with the master craftsman Mr. Gotou again.
The new KAGAYAKI VG-10 knives have a graceful balance. They feature an attractive semi-mirror-polished solid VG-10 blade (HRc. 60- 61).
VG-10 is high performance stainless cutlery steel that is famous for its combination of very good edge sharpness, edge retention, and high corrosion resistance.
Kagayaki VG-10 Wa Gyuto comes with comfortable grip of Octagon Shape Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules.
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.
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 VG-10 Series Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules
Saya Included: No.
Wa Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 355mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Total Weight: 126g
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 230mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Total Weight: 158g
Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 260mm
Total Length: 420mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Total Weight: 180g
Master Craftsman modifies edge shape and bevel for left hand use by hand sharpening process at the following additional cost:
Left handed versions are normally in stock for immediate shipping. However, when it became out of stock, please allow 3 to 6 days for shipping.
For your information, many of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance.
However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman.
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Outstanding knife that has excellent edge retention! Excellent profile and perfect weight. Very easy to sharpen. Love the knife! Excellent customer service as well and fast delivery!
I tend toward carbon stuff at work, but had a need for something durable, low maintenance and capable of taking a keen edge to keep on my station as a general utility blade for scoring fish skin, slicing proteins etc. Something in between a larger gyuto and a petty, and this thing absolutely rocks. Great value, zero complaints.
Very nice knife, light and comfortable. Easy to sharpen. I love it
Beautiful knife to use , comfortable and well balanced.
This was my first professional knife, and it has served me so well for tge past four months. Out of box its sharpness was fantastic, and I am never disappointed by the edge I get from my daily sharpening. Its handle is lightweight making the knife feel very nimble and agile (I reccomend the 240mm version). Its sharp enough to cut fillets of fish and sushi rolls with ease, and durable enough to chop a mountain of cucumber sticks then still be sharp enough for a day of work. Highly reccomend, especially if it is on sale, its pricepoint makes it a wonderful place to start with high quality knives.