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Sakai Jikko Knives

Sakai Jikko R2 Powdered High Speed Steel Kiritsuke Petty knife (12.5cm)

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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.  

 

Where is Sakai Jikko?

Jikko is located in City of Sakai, Osaka where most high quality Japanese cutlery originated and its production is a major industry of the city. There are other famous regions in Japan such as Tsubame, Echizen, Seki, Tosa, etc.

Among these regions, Sakai brand is renowned for 600 years of bladesmith tradition as well as a number of master artisans who have developed the method of production that made the Sakai brand world-leading knife maker.

 

   

Kiritsuke Knives - Fusion of traditional Japanese and Western Knives

The blade of Kiritsuke knives has a different shape to normal Western knives. It is angular shape around the tip and straight line on the spine. This design is originated from rectangular Usuba knives and pointed Yanagiba Knives.

With having both advantages of wide blade Usuba and pointed tip Yanagiba, this hybrid knife works as multi-purpose knife. Besides, by having the angular shape the tip has a smaller angle which is good for some meticulous tasks using a tip.

Kiritsuke knives have become popular because of its aesthetic and functional aspects. It is double bevel blade and has the same cutting pattern as normal Western knives.

 

 

About HSS (High Speed Steel)

HSS is a kind of alloy originally invented to process metals with high speed machine cutting. Adding high amount of Molybdenum and tungsten, HSS has a characteristic with extraordinary hardness.

Along with above the standard amount of primary elements, this steel is formed with powdered super fine metals which are combined, quenched and forged altogether.

Because of the exceptionally high carbon content, this steel is also called “Semi-Stainless” whose hardness can reach 64-68HRC, perfected with outstanding sharpness and edge retention.

 

Specification of this knife

Manufacturer: Sakai Jikko - Osaka, Japan

Type: Petty knife (Ryoba - double bevel)

Weight: 90g

Entire length: 24.0cm (blade length: 12.5cm)

 

  

Blade: R2, Powdered High Speed Steel (double edged) - Stainless

Sharpness ★★★★★ (5/5)

Hardness/durability ★★★★ (5/5)

Edge retention  ★★★★★ (5/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance  ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Manufactured by Kobe Steel,LTD.(KOBELCO), composed of Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 16%, Molybdenum 3.2%, Vanadium 2%, Manganese 0.5%, Rockwell Hardness 62-65 HRC.

Possesses high durability to bending, also strong to corrosion and wear. Assuring the optimum performance in cutlery products. Despite the maximised hardness, sharpening is relatively easy. 

Type of Stainless Steel HRC reference (the higher, the better in sharpness, edge retention and longer lifetime) Price reference for general chef's knife 21cm
R2-HSS 62-65 $$$$$ ($400-600)
Silver-3/Ginsan 59-62 $$$$ ($300-500)
UX10 59-61 $$$ ($200-300)
VG10 and VG1 59-60 $$ ($100-200)

 

Handle: Buffalo Horn and Magnolia, Octagon shape

Buffalo horn is used on the top of Handle (the black part). As using, it leaves traces of finger grips that gives it extra comfort. It is all hand made by experienced craftsmen. 

The handles of the this series are branded with "Sakai Jikko". Branding gives a better grip and prevents slipping.

 

 

Kaz's Knife for a Good Cause - We donate $2 for every knife sold

Your knife will save someone's life

As of 19th March 2018, Kaz's Knife and Kitchenware supports Cancer Council Australia (ACC), cancer related Non-Profit Organization.

Since Kaz lost one of his family members because of leukaemia in 2017, taking this step would be very meaningful for us. We conduct this charity campaign ongoing basis and send a donation to ACC every month.

By purchasing knives from us, you will automatically participate this charity campaign as we collect $2 from the sales of every knife product. Say if you purchase 2 knives, we donate $4 on behalf of you.

We post the outcome of this campaign every month so you can see how much together we could help someone's life with battling cancer.

Donation Records

19-31 March 2018 - $62 Receipt here

1-30 April 2018 - $192 Receipt here

1-31 May 2018 - $178 Receipt here

1-30 June 2018 - $204 Receipt here

1-31 July 2018 - $172 Receipt here

1-31 August 2018 - $196 Receipt here 

1-30 September 2018 - $170 Receipt here 

1-31 October 2018 - $208 Receipt here 

1-30 November 2018 - $274 Receipt here

1-31 December 2018 - $402 Receipt here

1-31 January 2019 - $206 Receipt here 

1-28 February 2019 - $158 Receipt here

1-31 March 2019 - $184 Receipt here

1-30 April 2019 - $178 Receipt here

 

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.

Free shipping applies above $250 orders. 

  

Three merits to have good, quality kitchen knives

1. Better sharpness

Improving the cut quality of the kitchen knife, we can promise that "your cooking will be more delicious", "your cooking time will be reduced", and "cooking will be more fun".

2. It is easy to re-sharpen

Since quality kitchen knives do not have distortion, sharpening will become easier. Just as important as the cut quality of a kitchen knife is that it is easy to sharpen. 

3. It retains its sharpness for longer

If you use quality kitchen knives, you can extend the intervals between when you need to re-sharpen.

 

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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