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Sakai Jikko Damascus Series (Gyuto, Santoku, Nakiri, Sujihiki, Petty)

Sakai Jikko “Kiritsuke” Petty Knife Swedish Steel Damascus with Octagon Ebony Handle (14cm)

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About Sakai Jikko

Sakai Jikko is Kaz's signature knife brand. 

Established in 1901, Jikko has more than 100 years of technology of Japanese knife making.

Their products are preferred by a number of professional chefs because of its superior sharpness and durability. To date, Jikko has made hundreds of thousands of knives and is widely trusted brand in Japan.  

What is Kiritsuke Petty?

The Petty knife is used for small, delicate work such as peeling vegetables and fruits. It's a small and versatile kitchen knife with a wide variety of applications, such as peeling vegetables and fruits, or decorating fruits for cocktails and cakes. 

Kiritsuke is the type of angular shape from the tip of blade towards back. This distinctive feature is originated with Usuba (single edged vegetable knives) having pointed tip.

This Jikko Kiritsuke Gyuto's blade is aligned 50:50 and the feeling of cut is the same as normal Western knives.

(About Jikko Damascus Series)

The characteristic of the Gyuto Knife "Damascus Series" is the pattern on the surface of the blade. The 45-layer steel material brings out dense and elegant patterns. Of all the Damascus knives, this one is particularly beautiful.

Hammered Damascus Pattern Blade

The Damascus steel material is struck with a handle to give a hammered pattern. Because of the hammered pattern, another feature is that cut ingredients don't easily stick to the blade.

Blade: Swedish Stainless Steel (45 layer damascus)

This stainless steel knife uses the purest special stainless steel made in the EU, guaranteeing no rust as while delivering the same hardness as high grade carbon steel (HRC 59-60) for an easy-to-sharpen, long lasting, and keen blade.

Suited for both right and left handers as the blade is aligned 50:50.

Handle: Octagon Ebony Handle

This octagon ebony handle was developed with furniture designers, which gives perfect grip. Using natural ebony, strong to rust as it has 4 times wax coating on the surface.



Customer Reviews of Jikko Knives

I've been on the lookout for a quality knife for some time and over the years I purchased quite a few - none of them perfect. The Sakai Jikko "Mille-Feuille" Santoku-17 Layer Damascus with Hammered Finish (18cm) is in a different league however. It's very very sharp, it has a lovely weight and feel and it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. An ideal gift for the enthusiastic home chef.

ー Paul Morrison, WA


We just received a Sakai Jikko "Gyuto" Chef's Knife Damascus with hammered finish (21cm) and it is absolutely beautiful. It is a work of art and the blade and handle are a masterpiece. We are very excited to give this knife as a gift to my fiance's best man. Thank you so much for your efficiency and service and we look forward to buying more knifes from you in the future. Lindsey and Shaun

ー Lindsey Marchant, QLD


Even my wife was impressed by how beautiful the 17 layer Damascus blade chefs knife is , from the blade to the handle, a work of art that is more impressive in person than in the photos. I love how balanced and sharp the 240mm knife is and how it performs on the soggy tomato test, just brilliant. Hand crafted in centuries old tradition, these have to be the best value for money around.

Final comment from my wife, its so good, it needs a partner, so looks like another purchase.

PS wonderfull people to deal with, went out of their way to make my birthday present special.

ー Yogi Beare, VIC


I bought Sakai Jikko 18cm Santoku Damascus with hammered finish. It arrived very quickly and as advertised. The knife is better and much cheaper than comparable Japanese knives I've seen in knife shops. Thank you.

ー Melisa Krall, NSW


I was given a Damascus Santoku knife for my birthday, its very comfortable and versatile and definitely one of my everyday knives. I would consider buying another one of your knives.

ー Dave Prior, VIC


These are outstanding knives - the fantastic balance and a razor sharp blade make them simple to use and of course, safer to use because of those features. Great product!!

ーChris Richards, NSW


I just purchased a Sakai Jikko"Mille Feuille" Santoku Knife Damascus with hammered finish. I'm impressed and surprised by its beautiful appearance and incredible sharpness. It has an excellent performance either cutting sushi or vegetables. I think it's worth much more than $150+. I can't stop loving it!!! 

ー Biwi Wang, SA


Just received this lovely present from my wife Yuka a Damascus 24 cm Sakai Jikko Chefs knife. A great addition to my other Japanese knives. Very nice an comfortable to work with one of the best knifes in my 40 years of catering.

ー John Manns, VIC


I was given one of these knives as a birthday present and the thing is totally awesome. Looks amazing, slices like a demon. Absolute winner.

ー Max Longstaff, NSW


Sharpest knife I've ever used. Love the look and quick delivery.
Looking forward to much use of the santoku damascus knife with hammered finish (18mm).

ー Bek Tierney, VIC


I purchased a 21cm gyuto - beautiful knife, sharp and well balanced. Excellent service from Kaz's kitchen. Thanks.

ー Ian Fraser, NSW


Kaz's knifes certainly have the edge
And a clean cut that makes the job a slice by slice joy.

ー Richard Barkus, QLD


I purchased the set of 3 knives. Incredibly sharp and they glide through any food easily. Delivery was prompt and company easy to deal with. Well recommended

ー Ally Heenan, VIC


I just purchased a Sakai Jiiko knife and it is incredible. So sharp and easy cut meat/vegetables. Best knife for kitchens at home!!

ー Seamus O'Flaherty, VIC


(*) There are more customer reviews on Kaz's Facebook page.      


Kaz's Knife "No worries, Minor-Issue Warranty"

Having been used for a while, even good knives can get chipped and rusty as seen on the above video, but don't worry! 

Most of minor issues can be fixed by sharpening on a #1000 whetstone. We have tutorial videos for you to learn how to use whetstone. However, it might seem a bit hard work to get it done by yourself.

Kaz's knife is offering "Minor-issue warranty" which covers small chips and rust on the knives you purchased from us. You can always contact us when you feel your knife became dull, chipped, rusty, etc. We fix those minor issues and send the sharpened knife back to you, for free of charge! (you only bear the postage for sending us)

(*) Please be advised, we do not warrant major issues caused by misuses of customers such as dropped, cutting bones or frozen food, putting too much force into hard materials, etc.


About delivery

We ship products from Melbourne with Australia Post. Delivery for stocked items takes 1-4 business days depending on your location. Please allow extra 2-3 business days for an international delivery.


Return policy

Our policy lasts 7 days. If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.


Message from Kaz and Harry

"Good knife will change your life"

The best shortcut to improving your cooking is to change to a good sharp kitchen knife.

If the knife cuts well, the ingredients will taste delicious. And a delicious dish puts a smile on the face of the people who eat it. 

We want you to make life itself more fun by changing your kitchen knife. Let us guide you to choose the good knife to change your life.


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