If you are buying a knife for a gift and would like a better presentation, this Kiri (Paulownia) Wood Box gives it a luxury impression. It's only additional $15.
In Japanese culture, giving a knife for a gift has this special meaning, "cut and open bright future". Perhaps it's an idea to mention this phrase together with this gift?
(*) This Kiri box is designed to fit Sakai Jikko Damascus Santoku(18cm) or Nakiri (16cm) knives only.
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.
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.
The meaning of Santoku is “Three virtue” or “Three usage” in general. This knife enables you to cut variety of food items such as meat, fish, vegetables, etc. It is suitable for your first knife or general-purpose home use.
The characteristic of "Jikko Damascus Series" is the pattern on the surface of the blade. The 17-layer steel material brings out dense and elegant patterns. Of all the Damascus knives, this one is particularly beautiful.
Manufacturer: Sakai Jikko - Osaka, Japan
Type: Santoku knife (50:50 double bevel)
Entire length: 30.5cm (blade length: 18cm)
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.
Sharpness ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Hardness/durability ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Edge retention ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Rust resistance ★★★★★ (5/5)
Manufactured by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1%, Chromium 15%, Molybdenum 1 %, Vanadium0.2%, Cobalt 1.4%, Manganese 0.5%, Rockwell Hardness 58-60 HRC.
Quality Stainless steel that is recently introduced to the market, used for variety of industrial tools.
Because of cobalt added, it can be quenched in very high temperature so that it has superior hardness. Strong to wear, distort and corrode as well as good sharpness and edge retention.
|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|
|VG10 and VG1||59-60||$$ ($100-200)|
Suited for both right and left handers as the blade is aligned 50:50 (double bevel).
The mahogany handle feels comfortable in the hand, so it doesn't cause fatigue even if held for a long time.
Each knife comes with an individual knife box, which is good for a storage when not used and is presentable for gift purposes. Use of knife sheath is recommended only when you take the knife outside.
All the knives are pre-sharpened to the optimal result. They are ready for the first cut!
Having been used for a while, even good knives can get chipped and rusty as seen in the above video, but don't worry!
Most of the minor issues can be fixed by sharpening on a #400-#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, mostly for free of charge! (depending on how much work is required, also you bear the postage for sending the knife to us)
(*) Please be advised, we do not warrant major issues caused by misuses such as dropped, cutting bones or frozen food, putting too much force into hard materials, etc.
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.
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".
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.
If you use quality kitchen knives, you can extend the intervals between when you need to re-sharpen.
"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.
Core steel - VG10 (stainless)
Cladding material - soft stainless
Handle - mahogany (western style)
Blade bevel - double bevel (50:50)
Weight - 180g
Whole length - 31cm
Blade length - 18cm
Blade width - 4.5cm
Spine thickness - 2mm