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.
Sharpness ★★★★★ (5/5)
Hardness/durability ★★★★★ (5/5)
Edge retention ★★★★★ (5/5)
Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Rust resistance ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Manufactured by Hitachi Metals,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1.3%, adding tungsten 1.5% and Chromium 0.4% to White steel.Rockwell Hardness 61-64 HRC.
Blue Steel （青一鋼）is known as the highest sharpness and durability. Above the level of White Steel, Blue Steel contains smallest impurities as well as additional chrome and tungsten which makes the knives strong to wear and tear. With this mixture, Blue Steel is an ideal material for Japanese cutlery products.
The only downside of Blue 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)|
Manufacturer: Sakai Jikko - Osaka, Japan
Type: Yanagiba Sashimi knife (kataba - single bevel)
Entire length: 39.5cm (blade length: 27cm)
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.
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.
19-31 March 2018 - $62 Receipt here
1-30 April 2018 - $192 Receipt here
1-31 May 2018 - $178
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.
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.