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Sakai Jikko "Josaku" White-2 Steel Sashimi Yanagiba Knife (24cm/27cm/30cm)

This product is available.

24cm: In stock

27cm:  Stock incoming from Japan, delivery takes 10-14 days

30cm: needs to be backordered (delivery 2 weeks)

 

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.  

 

 

 

About Sashimi (Yanagiba) knife

A Sashimi knife is to thinly slice raw seafood and filleted blocks into sashimi and the like. The Sashimi knife will make the last cut before the sashimi reaches the mouth, so if it is possible to use a better grade knife, it will cut beautifully clean edges for even more delicious sashimi.

 

About Josaku Series

The meaning of "Josaku(上作)" is Masterpiece. It is a high-end Japanese knife and popular for experienced professional chefs.

The premium material "White-2" is used for Josaku series, prone to rust without regular maintenance but known as top-class sharpness and durability.



Blade: White-2 (Shirogami #2)

・White Steel No.2

Sharpness ★★★ (5/5)

Hardness/durability ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Edge retention  ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Manufactured by Hitachi Metals,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1.3%, Manganese 0.25%, Rockwell Hardness 61-64 HRC. Very hard material made from fine particle pure carbon. 

White steel (also known as “Shirogami”) is used to for cutlery products that can be sharpened to an excellent edge with good quality natural stones. It is a carbon steel with only very small amounts of the impurities.

It has a very narrow range of temperatures for hardening (Yakiire and quenching), and thus requires the blacksmith to be very skilled. 

The only downside of White-2 steel is that it’s not rust resistant as it contains high amount of carbon so that it requires users a good maintenance practice.  

Type of Carbon Steel HRC reference (the higher, the better in sharpness, edge retention and longer lifetime) Price reference for general chef's knife 21cm
Blue Steel Super 61-65 $$$$$ ($800-1500)
Blue Steel 1 and 2 61-64 $$$$ ($500-1200)
White Steel 1 and 2 61-64 $$$ ($300-800)
Standard Japanese SK Steel 58-60 $$ ($100-200)

  

The difference in price is in the different steel!

The cutting quality and its durability changes greatly depending on differences in the steel. The prerequisites of a good kitchen knife are sharpness and that it retains its edge for a long time.

Also, while the professional Japanese chef sharpens it every day, the sharpening time varies depending on the different steel (different series). If you can save 5 minutes a day, in a month (20 days) you can save 100 minutes, or 1,200 minutes a year, which gives you almost a whole extra day.

With a sharp knife, your food will taste more delicious too! Purchase a kitchen knife from a higher-grade series, and it will make a considerable difference to the taste of your cooking and the length of your preparation time.


Handle: Buffalo Muzzle and Magnolia, chestnut shape

Buffalo muzzle 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. 

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! 

 

3 Simple Steps to keep your carbon steel knives away from rust and in a good condition.

  1. Always wash the knife after use. Use cleanser if you have one.

  2. Pour boiling water onto the knife, then dry with wiping cloth.

  3. Rub with vegetable oil and wipe it with tissue paper, this is to prevent the knife having direct contact to the air. 

For everyday use you can apply step 1 and 2 only. However if you store the knife for a long period including step 3 is recommended.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

-24cm-
Core steel - white2 (carbon)
Cladding material - soft carbon
Handle - magnolia & buffalo horn (Japanese Wa style)
Blade bevel - single bevel
Weight - 140g
Whole length - 38cm
Blade length - 24cm
Blade width - 3cm
Spine thickness - 3.4mm

-27cm-
Core steel - white2 (carbon)
Cladding material - soft carbon
Handle - magnolia & buffalo horn (Japanese Wa style)
Blade bevel - single bevel
Weight - 190g
Whole length - 41.5cm
Blade length - 27cm
Blade width - 3.4cm
Spine thickness - 4mm

Core blade : White Steel No.2

Sharpness ★★★★★ (5/5)

Hardness/durability ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Edge retention ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Manufactured by Hitachi Metals,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1.3%, Manganese 0.25%, Rockwell Hardness 61-64 HRC. Very hard material made from fine particle pure carbon.

White steel (also known as “Shirogami”) is used to for cutlery products that can be sharpened to an excellent edge with good quality natural stones. It is a carbon steel with only very small amounts of the impurities.

It has a very narrow range of temperatures for hardening (Yakiire and quenching), and thus requires the blacksmith to be very skilled.

The only downside of White-2 steel is that it’s not rust resistant as it contains high amount of carbon so that it requires users a good maintenance practice.


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