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Sakai Jikko “Wa-Petty” VG-1 Steel Hammered Finish with Magnolia & Buffalo Horn Handle 13.5cm

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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.  


Wa-petty, Fusion of Traditional Japanese and Western Style

The main characteristics of Jikko Wa-Santoku Series is its design. It is suited to use as a usual Western knife but has traditional Japanese style handle.


Light and slim blade, different to conventional hefty knives

Compared with normal Western knives, this Wa-Santoku knife has much lighter blade. It is suited for those who take on more small sized ingredients rather than chunky food items.

  • Weight: You’ll need to try several knives to find your ideal knife weight. One school of thought believes a hefty chef’s knife cuts through foods easier because it “falls” with more force. Another thinks a lighter chef’s knife flows more freely and lets you maneuver the knife more skillfully. Choose the style that feels right to you. (quoted from "fine cooking")

Left - Wa Santoku blade (105g)
Right - Damascus Santoku blade (160g)

Hammered Pattern Blade

The 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: VG1 (Stainless Steel, double edge)

Sharpness ★★★★ (4/5)

Hardness/durability ★★☆ (4/5)

Edge retention  ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance ★★★★★ (5/5)

VG-1 (also known as V Gold 1 steel) is a high Carbon, Molybdenum, stainless steel manufactured by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. It is not the same steel as VG-10 but has very similar characteristics .

VG-1 has a Carbon content between 0.95-1.05 %, Chromium content between 13.0-15.0 %, Molybdenum content between 0.2-0.4 % and contains less than 0.25 % of Nickel.

VG1 is one of the highest quality rust-resistant material. Not only it doesn't easily corrode, it has excellent durability and sharpness.

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
Silver-3/Ginsan-ko 59-62 $$$$ ($300-500)
UX10 59-61 $$$ ($200-300)
VG10 and VG1 59-60 $$ ($100-200)

It is double edged knife, suited for both right and left handers. 


Handle: Buffalo Horn and Magnolia, chestnut 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. 


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! 


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.


Core steel - VG1 (stainless)
Cladding material - soft stainless
Handle - magnolia & buffalo horn (Japanese Wa style)
Blade bevel - double bevel (50:50)
Weight - 60g
Whole length - 26cm
Blade length - 13.5cm
Blade width - 2.9cm
Spine thickness - 1.6mm

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