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Sakai Jikko "Loco Damascus" Wa-Santoku Knife SG2 Powdered High Speed Steel Mirror-Polished Nickel Damascus with Japanese Oak Handle (16.5cm)


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This knife comes with a free sharpening ticket (valid for one year, one time only) 

This knife is made of one of the highest quality steel. While we can assure you enjoy the excellent sharpness and edge retention, some users may experience chipping on the blade. In many cases it is caused by rough use of honing rods, which we do not recommend for this type of hard and razor-sharp thin blade.

Most of the chipping can be restored by whetstone sharpening, but this can be a little arduous. This sharpening ticket will save you from such an unfortunate case. Our professional sharpeners are here to take care of your first sharpening and maximise the performance and longevity of your knife. 

 

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.  

 

2024 released - New series Jikko "Loco Damascus"

Impressive design with beautiful 65-layer nickel damascus mirror polished blade, as well as the stylish curved spine. Available only at Kaz's outside Japan.


 

About HSS (High Speed Steel)

HSS is a kind of alloy originally invented to process metals with high speed machine cutting. Added with 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.

   

Blade: SG2, 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 Takefu Special Steel,LTD., composed of Carbon 1.35%, Chromium 14.5%, Molybdenum 2.8%, Vanadium 2%, Manganese 0.35%, Rockwell Hardness 62-65 HRC. It is very similar material to R2 powdered high speed steel.

It 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
SG2-HSS 62-65 $$$$$ ($400-600)
Silver-3/Ginsan 59-62 $$$$ ($300-500)
UX10 59-61 $$$ ($200-300)
VG10 and VG1 59-60 $$ ($100-200)

 

Suited for both right and left handers as the blade is aligned 50:50 (double bevel).


Handle: Japanese Oak (Nara-no-ki)

Japanese oak is often used in whiskey barrel for aging Japanese whiskey.

As a knife handle, it is quite lightweight compared to western oak wood, having comparative durability. The appearance of each differs in the brindle pattern. 

This Loco Damascus series leave extra space between the heel and the handle, where your index finger can comfortably be rested when holding.

 

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 - SG2 Powdered High Speed Steel (stainless)
Cladding material - Soft stainless
Handle - Japanese Oak (half tang Japanese style)
Blade bevel - double bevel (50:50)
Weight - 135g
Whole length -31 cm
Blade length - 16.5cm
Blade width - 4.8cm
Spine thickness - 1.7mm

Core blade : SG2, 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 Takefu Special Steel,LTD., composed of Carbon 1.35%, Chromium 14.5%, Molybdenum 2.8%, Vanadium 2%, Manganese 0.35%, Rockwell Hardness 62-65 HRC. It is very similar material to R2 powdered high speed steel.

It 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.