We established the JCK Original Kagayaki brand in the year 2008.
The concept was to produce a simple and practical series of knives, made with high quality standards and a high level of craftsmanship, which reflects the passion of the craftsmen. The Kagayaki brand concept and knives have now brought happiness and satisfaction to a great number of our serious customers and professional chefs for many years.
We hope and wish the Kagayaki Craftsmen Team’s craftsmanship and passion for traditional knife making skills and techniques will continue long in to the future. This special wish inspired us to make these new knives, which are named “悠久” , or “YUKYU”, which means “ETERNITY” in English.
Once again, we have worked closely with master craftsman Mr. Gotou and his talented team to produce these knives.
The new KAGAYAKI VG-10 knives are fitted with Traditional WA style wooden Handles, which allow them to feel light weight and gracefully balanced.
The knives 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.
The Kagayaki VG-10 Kiritsuke Petty Knife comes with a natural Oak Wood Octagonal Handle that provides a comfortable grip. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Black Lacquered Wood Saya (Sheath) and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
Expert Craftsmanship and true Passion are necessary to create these beautifully polished, three-dimensional Kiritsuke blades, which have a perfectly polished blade tip and spine.
Maintaining the same of high-quality finishing and manufacturing standards that were established by our existing Kagayaki line, new KAGAYAKI VG-10 with Natural Oak handles provide a nice visual accent and extra comfort when holding the knife in a pinch grip.
The stylish and versatile Kiritsuke-Gyuto (Or ’Kiritsuke-tip Gyuto’) is becoming more common and popular in recent years. The triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
About the Regular Version and ES Version
Both the Regular Version and ES Version are hand sharpened by skilful, experienced Master Craftsman, but each version has different characteristics and offers different advantages:
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki 悠久VG-10 Wa Series YUK-2 Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Natural Oak Wood Octagonal Handle
Saya Included: Yes.
| Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 225mm
Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 138mm
Total Weight: 173g
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.