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UP!!                                                                                                             Available Now !!

         Hattori Forums FH Series Special Limited Edition

      Since we have started introducing and selling Hattori Forums FH Series knives in year 2007, its quality, performance and craftsmanship of Hattori FH knives have been well recognized among professional and serious home chefs.

      We have always recommended Hattori FH High-End Chefs knives as one of the best quality, great stainless steel kitchen knives to the professional chefs with confidence.

      When it comes to the total quality and performance knives, we always feel some strong confidences with Hattori knives for his uncompromised attitude to make superior quality knives than others.

      As you know, there are so many processing steps to finish one knife such as grinding, heat-treating, polishing etc etc. Each process is very important, and any neglects affect to the final quality and  performance.  It is indeed difficult to see and judge the good knives from the outside looks. However, since our company started working with Hattori in 1980fs, we have been seeing Hattorifs works and policy to prove it.

      Nowadays, there are many cheap and low quality knives in the market.  It was not the easy thing to keep and continue his own and original way of the making process for long time. But we believe Hattorifs craftsmanship and spirits have been very active, therefore Hattorifs quality knives are well-known in world market in this generation.

       Hattori FH Series knives have following handle selections already.


Linen Micarta Handle (great durability, non-shrinkage, perfect grip of most practical handle version)

Cocobolo Wood Handle (beautiful natural wood texture, light coloring of natural wood handle version)

Ebony Wood Handle (Elegant and simple texture of Natural wood handle version)

      Now it will be a first time to add the very fresh White&Light Coloring of handle version for Hattori FH Series.





      Nicely hand contoured DuPont Corian Handle has light coloring mixed stylish texture and coloring.

      DuPont Corian is the special material which is invented and produced for high-end, luxury kitchen, kitchen counters and tables, etc. They are equally beautiful to Natural Marble Stone, yet have great durability, non-shrinkage and sanitary.

      Mr. Hattori already recognized DuPont Corian can be practical and unique material for knifefs handle from long time ago. Some of Hattori hunting knife items have DuPont Corian Handle materials too.

      We have selected simple white color main and elegant& natural Marble stone texture, we believe this new handle matches well with your stylish kitchen and it will be great addition to your special knife set for the existing owners of Hattori FH knives too.

       Luxury and elegant Hattori FH Series Special Limited Edition are now being available with limited quantity.

  

FH-1W Parer 70mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)
 

FH-1W

Parer 70mm
(2.7 inch)

Cutting edge length: 70mm Total Length: 185mm  Blade Thickness: 1.5mm Blade Width: 20mm
Handle Length:110mm
Total Weight: 62g

 

$136.00

 
Available Now
 
 FH-3W Petty 150mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-2W

Petty 120mm
(4.7 inch)

Cutting edge length: 120mm Total Length: 235mm  Blade Thickness: 1.5mm
Blade Width: 22mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total Weight: 69g
 

$141.00

Available Now
 

FH-3W

Petty 150mm
(5.9 inch)

Cutting edge length: 150mm Total Length: 265mm  Blade Thickness: 1.5mm
Blade Width: 27mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total Weight: 80g

 

$144.00

 

Available Now
 
FH-4W Santoku 170mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-4W

Santoku 170mm
(6.6 inch)

Cutting edge length: 170mm Total Length: 300mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 120mm
Total Weight: 178g

 

$221.00

 

Available Now
 
 
FH-5W Boning Knife 160mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

  FH-5W

Boning Knife 160mm
(6.2 inch)

Cutting edge length: 160mm Total Length: 290mm  Blade Thickness: 2.5mm Blade Width: 42mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 187g

 

$230.00

 

Available Now
 
FH-6W Gyuto 210mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-6W

Gyuto 210mm
(8.2 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 210mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 181g

 

$227.00

 

SOLD OUT
 

FH-7W

Gyuto 240mm
(9.4 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length: 380mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 245g
 

$255.00 

SOLD OUT
 

FH-8W

Gyuto 270mm
(10.5 inch)

Cutting edge length: 270mm Total Length: 410mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm Blade Width: 52mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 268g
 

 

 

$272.00

 

 

Available Now
 
 FH-10W, 11W Western Deba (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-10W

Western Deba 165mm
(6.4 inch)

Cutting edge length: 165mm Total Length: 295mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 301g

$283.00

Available Now
 
FH-11W

Western Deba 240mm
(9.4 inch)

Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length: 380mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 55mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 420g

 

$344.00

 

Available Now
 
FH-13W Sujihikki 270mm (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-12W

Sujihiki 230mm
(9 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 230mm Total Length: 355mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 171g

$221.00

Available Now
 

 FH-13W

Sujihiki 270mm
(10.5 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 270mm Total Length: 395mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm Blade Width: 40mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 203g
 

$235.00

SOLD OUT
 

FH-14W

Sujihiki 300mm
(11.8 inch)

Cutting edge length: 300mm Total Length: 430mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm Blade Width: 41mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 225g

$252.00 

Available Now
 
FH-15W Chinese Cleaver (Fresh White DuPont Corian Handle)

FH-15W

Chinese Cleaver
(8.4 inch)

Cutting edge length: 215mm Total Length: 350mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 108mm
Handle Length: 130mm
Total Weight: 580g
   

$390.00

SOLD OUT
 

 UP!! April 8th                               Just Arrived !!
Master Nagao Masterpiece of Honyaki White Steel #2 Gyuto and Sujihiki

    Master Futoshi Nagao, the owner of Hiromoto company has now turned to 75 years old.  He is one of famous and great experienced craftsmen in Seki City Japan.

  Our office is very close to Hiromoto company, therefore, I often have a chance to see his knife making processes and listen to his knife making history and policy.  It is always exciting for me to learn many things from experienced craftsmen. In fact, Master Nagao is one of our favorite and respected craftsmen. Many of our customers are fans of his knives, especially Hiromoto Aogami Super Series knives that are popular Carbon steel knives among serious users and professionals.

   Unfortunately, we regret that he does not have a son or an apprentice who continues Hiromoto companyfs business. 75 years old of experienced Craftsman Master Nagao is starting to reduce his working recently and he has already discontinued some models because of his old age.

    However, Master Nagao is very passionate craftsman yet who is very aggressive for challenging the new methods to seek and achieve something better.  For example, he has been still learning and trying his best to create the Superb Honyaki knives with White Steel #2..  By reducing his main jobs, he said he can now spend more times and concentrate to make what he has been dreaming. We totally understand he is a true craftsman who loves knife making, and believe his fine works remain forever.

    Master Nagao continues making popular Carbon steel knives gHiromoto Aogami Super Seriesh and beautiful Damascus knives gTenmi Jyuraku Damascus Seriesh until he will be completely retired (until he can continue making knives and keep his good health for knife making).  We really wish his good health and good life, and more of our customers enjoy the outstanding performance of Hiromoto knives.

 One day in the year 2013, when I visited Hiromoto Company, Mr. Nagao was concentrating to producing Honyaki Gyuto. At that time, it seems he was feeling very well because he finally found the best method for the Honyaki making process after a lot of trial&error. (he has been trying Honyaki Gyuto for over 30 years now). I totally respect his passion and effort for making knives and I also realized how deep and how difficult the knife making is, even over 50 years of experience craftsman still struggles, trying to find something.

    Now in April 2014,  we have just received a great news from Master Nagao that his  masterpieces of Honyaki White Steel #2 kitchen knives are finally coming up. This is the moment we have been waiting for long, so I hastened to visit his workshop to see them.

    Master Nagao explains the Honyaki is the Japanfs original kitchen knife from long time ago, producing in same methods of Japanese sword (Katana) making. As you know, Japanese swords are made in unique and traditional methods, that creates an amazing cutting performance as well as a beauty of its appearance. Master Nagao believes the ancient Japanese craftsmen and forge-smiths had to find out their own ways and ideas to make better swords and edged tools, as it was difficult to get any knowledge from the abroad due to the isolated small island. The result was the something special and unique in their characteristics and performances that are different from European and  Western Knives. Honyaki knife is a good example of the Japanfs original produced with traditional and unique methods.

    Honyaki knife is made of a solid one-piece steel material. For quenching process,  Master Nagao sticks to the water quenching to maximize the steelfs characteristics and remarkable cutting performance. He believes the Water Quenching is the best way to stabilize the precise chemical organization of the steel for durability with sharper edge and longer edge retention. However, it is a very difficult process that requires special technique and skill. Even with his long experience and skilled Master Craftsman, he says he sometimes fails, if not concentrated with his all nerves. He showed me some of the failed Honyaki blades with cracking..

    Master Nagao has been searching the best result of the Water Quenching with lots of struggling and trial&errors, and finally found the importance of a proper temperature of the water and subtle amount of clay put on the blade to adjust the hardness of each part of the blade. He also studied and obtained the best quality clay to be used for Honyaki Water Quenching. This clay process is called gTsuchi-Okih as seen on the Japanese sword making, and features beautiful gHamonh patterns near edge. I realized how important every detailed Honyaki process is and admire his pursuit mind to create the finest Honyaki blades.

    Master Nagao has a long time experience with Hitachi White Steel #2 (Shiro-Ko #2) and he believes it is one of the most practical Carbon Steel material. It is a pure Carbon steel material that makes remarkable cutting performance and ease of re-sharpening.  Many years ago, Master Nagao had special order request from Japanfs oldest hotel gTeikoku Hotelf (Imperial Hotel in Tokyo). Mr. Murakami, a head chef of the hotel asked him to make best Honyaki Gyuto knives using Hitachi White Steel #2. This was a start of the struggling and hard work for Master Nagao to study Honyaki process. After a lot of trials&errors and many years of practicing and researching, Master Nagao has finally came up with his original Honyaki White Steel #2 Gyuto that made Mr. Murakami happy and satisfaction.

    Many people are still not familiar with Honyaki blades because of its high price range or some people hesitate to own and use Honyaki which is often told to be more difficult to re-sharpen or using for its high hardness. However, Master Nagao says good Honyaki knives are the most practical Carbon steel knives with easier re-sharpening than you think, and will serve you years of outstanding cutting performance and durability with proper maintenance.

    Long experienced and great craftsman, Master Nagao has been working hard to turn out fine line of his original Japanese Hocho (kitchen knives) for decades. He says this Honyaki line is his culmination products from his long careers, and is preparing to retire sooner or later for his age. I know the Honyaki knives were one of the goals he wanted to achieve, but do hope it will not be his final masterpiece.

    We are proud to introduce Master Nagao and Japanfs Original Kitchen knives gHonyaki White Steel #2 Gyuto and Sujihikih. Now Available!

Honyaki Gyuto 270mm

Honyaki
White Steel #2

Gyuto 240mm
(9.4 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length: 370mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 214g
 

$500.00 

Available Now
 

Honyaki
White Steel #2

Gyuto 270mm
(10.5 inch)

Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 395mm  Blade Thickness: 2.5mm Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight: 268g
 

 

 

$575.00

 

 

Available Now

 
Honyaki Sujihiki 270mm

 Honyaki
White Steel #2

Sujihiki 270mm
(10.5 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 270mm Total Length: 405mm  Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
Blade Width: 40mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Total Weight: 212g
 

$525.00

Available Now
 
 
 UP!!                                                 
Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku Limited Edition Gingami No.3 Damascus Gyuto


  In year 2012, we have received this beautiful and interesting Damascus Kitchen Knife from Mr. Nagao.  Tenmi Jyuraku Gingami No.3 Damascus Series Limited Edition.

  As you may already know, Mr. Nagaofs first priority for knife making is to make great sharpness and cutting performance of practical knives. He believes these are the most important elements for the good knives, and these important characteristics are achieved by his professional hammer forging process and experienced heat-treating process.



  In addition to the above Nagaofs standard,  he has tried to feature the beautiful Damascus art for this new product. You will see more fine and detailed Damascus layers patterns in below half part of the Damascus blade, while the above half part has wider and bigger layers patterns.  Also Mr. Nagao has made different Damascus patterns for  the opposite side blade by changing the way of hammering process. He said this has happened accidentally, but we like this beautiful and unique Damascus pattern, that is different from other existing Damascus blade knives.

Blade: Gingami No.3 core forged with Nickel Damascus Stainless steel blade (HRC61).

Handle: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless steel bolster.

  Now another new masterpiece of Damascus knife is available with limited quantity from Mr. Nagao of Hiromoto Company.

 Gingami No.3 Damascus Gyuto 240mm
 

 Gingami No.3 Damascus

Gyuto 240mm 

Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length: 365mm  Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:123mm
Total Weight: 242g

$335.00

Available Now
 
 UP!!             

                                     Master Nagao's Traditional Hammer Forged
                                                                                        Hitachi Shirogami White Steel #2 Gyuto

 

    We are glad to introduce Master Nagaofs rare and premium Carbon steel knives which have been forged and produced in 1980fs, when he was devoting tremendous time to achieve the best method for maximizing the White steel #2fs characteristics and making great performance of White Steel #2 knives.

    Purity Hitachi White Steel #2 Hagane core sandwiched with soft stainless steel blade comes with sturdy and massive Black Pakka wood handle.  Master Nagao explains he was spending much times and energies for making these professional knives at his younger ages. Now at 75 years old, he says it is difficult to make same level of the forging processes of the tough White Steel #2 Carbon Steel blades that require lots of energies and concentrations, so he has a quite confidence for its sharpness and cutting performance.

    The old aged rare and premium High-End White Steel #2 Carbon Steel blades that were hammer hot forged in 1980fs by Master Nagao now come to alive in totally new re-polished and re-sharpened condition. These old forged carbon knives will meet with the current generation and can be recommended for Carbon Steel lovers and professionals who demand the extra high cutting performance.

 Nagao White Steel #2 Clad Gyuto270mm

Master Nagao
White Steel #2
 
Gyuto 270mm  Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 395mm  Blade Thickness: 3.2mm
Blade Width: 55mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 314g
 
$200.00   SOLD OUT
Master Nagao
White Steel #2
 
Gyuto 300mm Cutting edge length: 305mm Total Length: 440mm  Blade Thickness: 3.4mm
Blade Width: 60mm
Handle Length: 130mm
Total Weight: 383g

  

$230.00

           

Available Now
 

 UP!!
Ɂ@Gekko Kiwami               by JCK

   Unique, beautiful and reasonable price range of Gekko Damascus knives have been one of the most popular knives among our selections.

   Affordable price range, yet high quality and high cutting performance. Gekko knife is not only beautiful and unique, but also have many other reasons why Gekko knives have been so popular for long period.

   However, due to far more increased demands than they can produce, we regret for having a delivery problem for these beautiful knives since the beginning of the year 2013.

   In order to solve the delivery problem, we have recently found another manufacturer who produces similar beautiful Damascus knife.  At the beginning, I thought it is a copy of Gekko knives, but after we listened the craftsmanfs explanation how this new Damascus knife is made, we recognized this knife exceeds Gekko knifefs quality standard with the extra attention and care to the manufacturing processes. After our study and testing, we have decided to start carrying this beautiful new Damascus knife with the name of gGekko Kiwamih (Gekko Premium).

   Gekko Kiwami knife features a special Quenching Process called gSalt-Bathh, which makes more stable and the best result after each time of quenching process, Gekko Kiwami knives are thoroughly Salt-Bath Quenching process.  It is difficult to do this quenching process with large batch, therefore this method of quenching process is often be used for custom knife or high quality, high price range knives.

   Fit&Finish and Excellent Polishing process.
   
When we compare to Gekko Kiwami and Regular Gekko knives,  we can recognize more natural taste and looks of Tsuchime Hemmering pattern and the blade is nicely polished and beautiful Damascus layers pattern is more visible and attractive.


   Handle is made of Black Pakka Wood with stainless steel bolster. Both Handle and Bolster have rounded shape for comfortable grip.


   This knife is Truly worth to be called gGekko Kiwami (Premium)h.  We have prepared nice decorative Black Lacquered Wooden Saya which is matching with Gekko Kiwami's Black Pakka Wood Handle and this knife's Hammering texture and taste.

   Another high quality, beautiful Tsuchime Damascus Knife gGekko h is now being available for sale !!

                               Edge Shape                     Information For LeftHander

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50               

 

  All models are suitable for both Right Hander and Left Hander's use


About Knife Dimensions (Where we measure for the knife ?)

GEKKO GEK-2 Santoku 180mm

GEKKO 
GEK-2

Santoku 180mm

Cutting edge length:180mm Total Length: 305mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length:125mm
Total Weight:164g

$140.00

Available Now
 

Gekko                                by JCK
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     Damascus blade kitchen knives are getting well known and much popular in the market. There are many kinds
of Damascus kitchen knives available from Japanese knife makers.

   This is another unique&beautiful Damascus knives with Tsuchime pattern. (Unique dimples by Hammering Process)

   Hand sharpened and hand honed VG10 core cutting edge forged with 15 layered Damascus stainless steel.
 (HRC60 to 61 and  50/50 double bevel edge). 

     Below half part of the blade has beautiful Damascus layers and it is well matching with above half part of the blade
which has Tsuchime dimples and greyish coloring.

   Full tang black pakka wood handle or Mahogany wood handle with stainless steel bolster and rivets.

     From my first glance of these beautiful knives in my hand,  I came up with the name "GEKKO" that means "Moon Light" in Japanese. From the different angle of look, Gekko knife makes different scene as Moon 
Changes its shape and lightning every night.

    For those who would like to try the first Japanese knives and for those people who are looking for beautiful Damascus knives at reasonable price range, good quality and moderate price range of Gekko knives can be our recomendation.

                               Edge Shape                   Information For Left Hander  

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50               

 

  All models are suitable for both Right Hander and Left Hander's use




About Knife Dimensions (Where we measure for the knife ?)

NEW!! GE-1P Paring 80mm (Mahogany Wood Handle)

GEKKO GE-1P

Paring 80mm

Cutting edge length: 80mm Total Length: 195mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 22mm
Handle Length:105mm
Total Weight:71g

$75.00

SOLD OUT

 GE-1M Petty 140mm (Mahogany Wood Handle)  

GEKKO GE-1M

Petty 140mm

Cutting edge length: 140mm Total Length: 250mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length:105mm
Total Weight: 89g

$82.00

Available Now

  


  GE-2M Santoku 190mm  (Mahogany Wood Handle Version)  

GEKKO GE-2M

Santoku 190mm 

Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 310mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 185g
 

$109.00

Available Now

 



  GE-3M Nakiri 165mm (Mahogany Wood Handle) 

GEKKO GE-3M

Nakiri165mm

Cutting edge length: 160mm Total Length: 290mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 185g
 

$109.00

Available Now

 



  GE-5M Gyuto 240mm (Mahogany Wood Handle)
 
GEKKO GE-4SM  Gyuto 180mm Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 305mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 174g
 
 
 $109.00 Available Now
 
   GEKKO GE-4M

 Gyuto 210mm

Cutting edge length: 215mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 191g
  
          $125.00 Available Now

GEKKO GE-5M

Gyuto 240mm

Cutting edge length: 245mm Total Length: 375mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 244g
 

$135.00

SOLD OUT

 NEW!! GE-6M Sujihiki 240mm (Mahogany Wood Handle)

GEKKO GE-6M

Sujihiki 240mm

Cutting edge length: 245mm Total Length: 365mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 190g

$130.00

Available Now

                    

Inazuma                                         by JCK
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  We have introduced JCK GEKKO Series which have been one of popular models with unique Tuschime Damascus blade. Many people are impressed with its unusual and beautiful looks, and also its affordable price range for the value.

 

  Now we are ready to introduce another fine new products "JCK INAZUMA" made of VG-10 core (HRC60) forged with Nickel and Stainless Damascus steel blade. The Nickel alloy material makes additional layers of total 45, and beautiful and deep impact of White Layers on the Damascus blade.

 

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  To mach with Japanese Traditional Taste of Tsuchime Damascus blade,  we have selected gWAh Taste of Octagon Shaped Rose Wood Handle with Black Pakkawood ferrule. 

 

 

  Each item comes with Japanese Traditional wear gKIMONOh patterned presentation box.

 

  I came up with the name gINAZUMAh hand engraved in Kanji on blade, that means "Thunder Lightning" in Japanese. Like Thunder lightning, the JCK INAZUMA will flash and shine your kitchen to bring you the joy of cooking with fine cutting performance.

 

 

   Total 6 kinds of blade are available with beautiful Japanese Traditional soul, and yet Modern design.

                               Edge Shape          Information For Left Hander       

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50               

 

  All models are suitable for both Right Hander and Left Hander's use



About Knife Dimensions (Where we measure for the knife ?)


Notice about steel material for INAZUMA knives
Due to the difficulty of importing Sweden Stainless steel material, manunfacture of INAZUMA knives changed the steel material, current INAZUMA knives have Japan's popular stainless steel VG-10 for its blade core. Thank you for your attention.
 IN-1 Wa Petty 150mm

 IN-1

 Wa Petty 150mm

Cutting edge length: 155mm Total Length: 275mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width:29mm
Handle Length:110mm
Total Weight: 70g

 $90.00

Available Now

 
IN-2 Wa Santoku 180mm

 IN-2

Wa Santoku 180mm 

Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 320mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length:125mm
Total Weight: 136g

 $118.00

Available Now

 
IN-3 Nakiri  160mm 

 IN-3

Nakiri 160mm 

Cutting edge length: 160mm Total Length: 305mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length:125mm
Total Weight: 140g

 $118.00

SOLD OUT

 
IN-4 Wa Gyuto 210mm
 

 IN-4

 Wa Gyuto210mm

Cutting edge length: 215mm Total Length: 350mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length:125mm
Total Weight: 143g

$135.00

SOLD OUT

 

 IN-5

 Wa Gyuto 240mm

Cutting edge length: 245mm Total Length: 390mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 170g

$148.00

SOLD OUT
 
IN-6 Wa Sujihiki 240mm

 IN-6

 Wa Sujihiki 240mm

Cutting edge length: 245mm Total Length: 385mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:125mm
Total Weight: 136g

 $140.00

SOLD OUT
 


UP!!
                      
SHIKI High End Custom Damascus Series

      Mr. Masui , he is now 67 years old of experienced, innovative knife craftsman.

      He has over 45 years of knife making experience. However he is still very active and aggressively challenging to create something new and something different in designs and ideas.

      He is one of the rare craftsmen who can design own knife with own idea, and realize it all by himself.

      This time, Mr. Masui has decided to make High End Custom Line for SHIKI brand knives, which means he needs to devote all his energies, skills and times for producing these new Custom High End SHIKI Damascus Knives.

      For distinguishing from other SHIKI selections, Mr. Masui has paid more attention to select the best materials, and spent much more times for every making process and detailed hand working process.

      For the handle, Mr. Masui researched and managed to import and use much rare and unique wood material called gCalifornia Buck Eyeh from U.S.A.

      This wood makes beautiful natural texture with mixture of grayish and calm tan coloring. Each wood has a different and unique texture and coloring, giving you a feeling to own the special "one-of-a-kind" knife.

      The Stabilized California Buck Eye wood handle is nicely hand contoured for perfect balance and comfortable grip.  Gorgeous 3 Mosaic Pins are the elegant accent for the unique wood handle.


      Unique grey/silver coloring and mat finish of VG-10 Nickel Damascus Blade is also matching well with the California Buck Eye Handle. Mr. Masui has struggled and finally achieved this unique mat finishes Damascus blade. He has tried several acid etching times and processes to test and find the best appearance of the Damascus layered textures on the decent unevenness blade surface. He has then added lightly blasted finish and shinny nickel layers. I'm sure you will love this outstanding Damascus blade finish 

      Mr. Masui did not forget to pay his special attention to the bolster too, and added extra process to make it matching matt finish and calm silver color for total beauty.

      For every part and details, Mr. Masui did not make any compromise and we are proud to introduce these SHIKI High End Custom Damascus Series knives for those who seek a pleasure of owning and using in addition to the functions.

      Each blade has hand chisel engraving logo in Kanji meaning gSHIKI  Hiroaki madeh.

      Each item is being available now in limited quantity.  This is the Top of the SHKI line of Custom High End Damascus knives.

SCD-1 Paring 80mm (California Buck Eye Wood Hanlde)

 SCD-1

Paring 80mm 

Cutting edge length: 80mm Total Length: 190mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 21mm
Handle Length:103mm
Total Weight: 75g
 

$143.00

SOLD OUT
SCD-2 Petty 150mm (California Buck Eye Wood Hanlde)

 SCD-2

Petty 150mm 

Cutting edge length:150 mm Total Length: 260mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length:105mm
Total Weight: 97g
 

$183.00

Available Now
SCD-3 Santoku 180mm (California Buck Eye Wood Hanlde)

 SCD-3

Santoku 180mm 

Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 305mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:113mm
Total Weight: 180g
 

$243.00

SOLD OUT
SCD-4 Gyuto 210mm (California Buck Eye Wood Hanlde)

 SCD-4

Gyuto 210mm 

Cutting edge length:210 mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 190g
 

$266.00

SOLD OUT
  UP!!
                            
SHIKI High End Custom Damascus Series

                                    Beautiful Amber Streaks Water Buffalo Horn Handle Version


     We are always searching something unique and rare handle materials from all over the world. This time, we found and imported some Water Buffalo Horns with beautiful Amber Streaks from India. When we showed it to Mr. Hiro Masui, he liked the unique texture of amber color steaks, and decided to use it for his SHIKI High-End Custom Damascus Series. However, he has concerned about any possible shrinkage, warping, cracking problems on this natural material with a moisture and temperature condition after long use. In order to protect these problems, and make it durable, he has made special treatment to stabilize it.


       Among the imported Water Buffalo Horns, he has selected best parts and materials that show a good streak textures on both sides.  Each handle is hand contoured to fit with your hand comfortably, and has a natural beauty of the amber streak with three Mosaic Pins (new complicated design) and Green Spacer. 


       For matching blade, he has used VG-10 Nickel/Stainless Damascus steel and polished it to a unique Mat finish in Grayish color. You will enjoy the unique patterns and textures on both the handle and blade.

       Another  SHIKI unique masterpieces are just finished and available for sale in limited quantity!!

We are always searching something unique and rare handle materials from all over the world. This time, we f

SCD-1 Paring 80mm (Water Buffalo Horn Hanlde)

 SCD-1

Paring 80mm 

Cutting edge length: 80mm Total Length: 190mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 21mm
Handle Length:103mm
Total Weight: 74g
 

$143.00

SOLD OUT
 
SCD-2 Petty 150mm (Water Buffalo Horn Hanlde)

 SCD-2

Petty 150mm 

Cutting edge length:150 mm Total Length: 260mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length:105mm
Total Weight: 97g
 

$183.00

SOLD OUT
 
SCD-3 Santoku 180mm (Water Buffalo Horn Hanlde)
 

 SCD-3

Santoku 180mm 

Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 305mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:113mm
Total Weight: 182g
 

$243.00

SOLD OUT
 
SCD-4 Gyuto 210mm (Water Buffalo Horn Hanlde)

 SCD-4

Gyuto 210mm 

Cutting edge length:210 mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:118mm
Total Weight: 195g
 

$266.00

SOLD OUT
 

 UP!!
      SHIKI Damascus Hand Made Steak&Utility Knife Set



   While introducing and selling our fine Japanese kitchen knives, we have received many requests for the fancy steak knives with Damascus blades. We have requested Mr. Masui (President of Hiro company (Maker of SHIKI)) who is one of the talented craftsmen who can design the knives and hand make the knives by all himself. He is flexible for producing innovative design knives. You can see art of his fine works from SHIKI Brand Knife Collections

   Now, finally, Mr. Masui came up with gorgeous set of 4 steak knives in Kiri wooden box.
  4 inches, VG-10 core forge layered Damascus stainless steel blade in mirror polish. There are two kinds of unique handle available. One is Natural Brazilian Rose Wood Handle and another one is Cute DuPont Corian Handle which is unique round shape design, yet easy to grip, with Mosaic pin and Brass hilt with Green Color of fiber spacer.

  We are sure this will make your dining table more brilliant and make more special dinner time for your family and special guests.

SHIKI VG-10 Damascus 4Pcs Steak Knife Set "Brazilian Rose Wood Handle"
 
 

 SHIKI Damascus 4Pcs Steak Knife Set

"Brazilian Rose Wood Handle"

Steak&Utility Knife 110mm 

Cutting edge length: 110mm Total Length: 250mm  Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 20mm
Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 70g
 

$240.00

Available Now 


 SHIKI VG-10 Damascus 4Pcs Steak Knife Set "DuPont Corian Handle"
 

 SHIKI Damascus 4Pcs Steak Knife Set

"DuPont Corian Handle"

Steak&Utility Knife 110mm 

Cutting edge length: 110mm Total Length: 250mm  Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 20mm
Handle Length:135mm
Total Weight: 89g
 

$250.00

Available Now  

UP!!  
   Mizuno Tanrenjo "Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto 240mm"
 

  Introducing Mizuno's Special High End Wa-Gyuto ......  a Top of their custom line and a real  Masterpiece of the "Hizukuri"  made Aogami #1 core edge blade.

  This is the very limited "Special Order" edition hand made by Mizuno Tanrenjo with traditional "Hizukuri" forging process backed by their 140 years of knifemaking history. They have devoted all their energies and techniques to pursue total beauty and functionality to be one-of-a-kind knife in the world.

  This time of Special Order Made Knife "Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto 240mm has thinner blade profile than the Mizuno's another Special Order Made knives "Honyaki (DX) Wa Gyuto". Elegant & Smart, these words can discribe well for the characteristics of this Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto.

  Beautiful layers pattern, amazingly cutting performance of Mizuno Special Suminagashi Blade are best matching with elegant looks, dark color Octagon Shape Ebony Wooden Handle. This item comes with Magnolia Wooden Saya.

  We are proud to introduce another fine masterpiece from Mizuno Tanrenjo.


Mizuno Tanrenjo Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto 240mm (Marble Color Bolster)  

Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto 240mm  Cutting edge length: 230mm Total Length: 390mm  Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:142mm
Total Weight: 200g
$1200.00 Available Now
Water Buffalo Horn Bolster Color
 
 UP!! June 3rd, 2014 Notice About Water Buffalo Horn Bolster

   Due to the recent difficulty of finding and getting the marble and white color Water Buffalo Horn bolster, Mizuno Tanrenjo requires much longer delivery time to prepare the Marble and White Color bolster for your order item. Therefore Mizuno Tanrenjo currently can not take the special order request for bolster color.

  Your Order of Mizuno Tanrenjo knife normally comes with Black Color bolster now.

  However, if you can wait for longer delivery time with patience,  you can still select gMarble Colorh or gWhite Color Bolsterh while your online order process.

  We apologize for this difficult situation and inconvenience on the Water Buffalo horn bolsters. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

 UP!!
 Mizuno Tanrenjo Special Order Honyaki(DX) Wa Gyuto 240mm


  Mizuno Tanrenjo is one of the respected Japanese Traditional style knife makers, located in Sakai City, Osaka where is a capital of Japanese Traditional style knives famous for "Hizukuri blades" (hot forging process).

  With a long time of knife making history and high level of craftsmanship&spirits,  Mizuno Tanrenjo has been producing fine Japanese Traditional style knives for over 140 years. Currently 3rd generation Mizuno Akiharu, 4th generation Mizuno Yasuyuki and 5th generation Mizuno Atsushi&Nanako are working together to keep the Mizuno`s traditions for next generation.

  Their products are being used and admired by many professionals and master chefs. But how can they define the good knives or not ?  Of course, the basic conditions of good knives should be sharp, longer edge retention and ease of resharpening etc, but the serious pro users seek something beyond that, and they feel and find it with Mizuno knives.

  Mizuno Tanrenjo especially concentrates to make practical knives, we mean for making real good made Japanese Traditional knives. It is difficult to feel them from the looks, but once you taste the Mizuno Japanese Traditional Style Knifefs cutting performance, you can understand why many of professional Chefs select Mizuno brand Japanese Traditional style knives and become their repeat users.

  Unfortunately it is getting more difficult to find a real good made Japanese Traditional style knife in today's market, but we believe Mizuno Tanrenjo will continue to remain as one of the best traditional makers for many more years to come.

 Since over a year ago, we have been requesting Master Mizuno to make the special Honyaki Wa Gyuto, because we often received requests for such item from our customers and it was also our dream to introduce Mizuno Tanrenjo Honyaki Wa Gyuto.


 Finally, it is the time, and Master Mizuno finished a real masterpiece of Honyaki Wa Gyuto 240mm.

  Beautifully mirror polished Solid White Steel #2 (Honyaki Series) or Solid Blue Steel #2 (Honyaki DX Series) blade has Katana-like Hamon line. It features new blade profile of slightly thicker and larger dimension than Mizunofs other Wa Gyuto blades, and is nicely hand tapered down toward the cutting edge and the blade tip.

  One of our loyal customers, who was the first person to request this Mizuno Honyaki Wa Gyuto, and has been waiting it with us together for long time, is now the first proud owner of Mizuno Honyaki Wa Gyuto. He was excited to receive the knife and very impressed with its beauty and cutting ability. He has used the word gMightyh and hMasterpieceh for expressing this  Mizuno Honyaki Wa Gyuto. Here is the report and comments from the first owner and professional chef who has a serious eye to a real knife: 



  
Honyaki blades are very hard, it is more difficult to re-sharpen,maintain Honyaki knives. As each person carefully selects own knife for needs and demands, Honyaki blade kitchen knives also requires to select experienced and skillful users and owners. Recommended for especially experienced and serious users who knows and understand the characters of Honyaki blades, can feel the craftsmanfs soul.

  Thanks very much again for Master Mizuno and his special effort for making special order made Honyaki Wa Guyto.
  We are proud to introduce Masterpiece of Mizuno Tanrenjo Honyaki(DX) Wa Gyuto, Honyaki Wa Santoku. 

Honyaki Wa Santoku 180mm (Comes with Magnolia Wooden Saya))

 HONYAKI
White Steel #2

Wa Santoku 180mm 

Total Length 310mm              Blade Thickness 2.5mm
Total Weight 115g 

$450.00

Normally Ships in 3 to 6 days 
Bolster Color

  Honyaki Wa Gyuto 240mm(Comes with Magnolia Wooden Saya)

 HONYAKI
White Steel #2

Wa Gyuto 240mm 

Total Length 390mm              Blade Thickness 3.8mm            Total Weight 213g 

$740.00

Normally Ships in 3 to 6 days
Bolster Color


 HONYAKI
White Steel #2
 Wa Gyuto 270mm Total Length 425mm              Blade Thickness 4.3mm            Total Weight 276g   $900.00 Normally Ships in 3 to 6 days
Bolster Color
 Honyaki DX
Blue Steel #2
 Wa Gyuto 240mm Total Length 390mm              Blade Thickness 3.9mm            Total Weigh 220g   $990.00 Normally Ships in 3 to 6 days
Bolster Color
 
Honyaki DX
Blue Steel #2
 
 Wa Gyuto 270mm Total Length 425mm              Blade Thickness 4.3mm            Total Weigh 278g  $1135.00 
Normally Ships in 3 to 6 days
Bolster Color

 Handle Option
For Mizuno Honyaki (DX) Wa Gyuto 240mm
 

  Round Shape Japanese Magnolia wood handle (D Shape
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*Mizuno regular selections come with  this shape and   this material handle

Standard 

 No Additional Charge   

  Octagon Shape Japanese Magnolia wood handle
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Additional +$28.00  

 

        Octagon Shape Ebonywood handle
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Additional cost +$90.00 

 

Mizuno Tanrenjo Special Order Made Honyaki DX Kiritsuke Yanagiba 270mm
Mirror Polish on both sides of blade
Octagon Shape Ebony Wood Handle



 Mizuno Honyaki DX

Kiritsuke Yanagiba 270mm 

Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 420mm  Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:140mm
Total Weight: 232g

$1200.00

Available Now
 





 UP!!                                                        
               Core-Less Special Damascus Series
From Echizen Japan


   As you may know, there are several cutlery producing districts in Japan. The Seki cutlery industry, where the JCK headquarter is located, is the biggest among them, but each district has different and unique products from their different tradition and history. 

   Echizen (formerly Takefu city) in Fukui-Prefecture is famous for Uchi-Hamono (Forged blades), that can trace back itfs origin about 700 years ago when the renowned Kyoto swordsmith, Kuniyasu Chiyozuru began producing sickles and other agricultural blades in addition to swords for local formers.

   At the Seki Knife Show in October, I had a chance to talk with Mr. Takeshi Saji who attend this show every year from Echizen. He told me about the gEchizen Japanh project that is underway by Echizen Knife Consortium to create the line of the gUltimate Toolh under the gEchizen Japanh brand by uniting the traditional Echizen Uchi-hamono forging technique and the advanced technology of the multi-layer clad metal produced locally. He invited me to come and see the first line of kitchen knives that have just come up and started selling in Japan.

   Next day after the Seki Knife Show, I drove up to north to visit Echizen city. Mr. Saji took me first to the local shop where the projected products are displayed. My first glance went to a big glass case, in which the series of 11 different kitchen knives were displayed with wooden Sayas and stand, All wooden handles, Sayas and Stand are beautifully decorated by local traditional Urushi and Makie works (Echizen Urushi-nuri). Mr. Saji has made these blades out of the colored Damascus steel blades (new multi-layered steel with copper and brass). He said he has made two sets so far, and one set was already sold at one million Yen and another one is displayed here (not for sale). He accepted to make another set for JCK and is now proceeding the collaborative works with Echizen Urushi artists. Ifm so excited to be able to introduce this work of art to you in early 2011.

   The main product of this project is a series of kitchen knives made of three different clad metal blades with a seamless metal handle. It is a lightweight and well-balanced for comfortable grip and cutting performance. The #1110 series have a VG-10 core 3 layered (San-mai) blade, #1210 series have a VG-10 core multi-layered (Damascus) blade, and #1310 series have an unique Core-less multi-layered blade, and each series come with 8 different blade models. We are already familiar with the VG-10 core San-Mai and Multi-layered Damascus blades with other knives, but Ifm very impressed with the new Core-less Damascus blade, and decided to introduce this series to JCK customers.


   As you know, the clad metal is produced by forging different layers of meal together, taking advantage of the strength of each  piece as an integrated unit while ensuring any weaknesses are balanced out by each layer. With this clad technology, they have succeeded in forging two different Haganes of VG-10 and VG-2 steel layeres together. It was considered to be impossible to forge two different high carbon steels together. It is layered of total 70 very thin VG-10 and VG-2 steels, that makes a Core-less multi-layer stainless Damascus steel. Thanks for this state-of-art technology that made it possible to compose of a perfect blend that produces a long-lasting and extremely sharp cutting edge, in addition to the resistance to bending, breaking and rusting. This blend layers also feature a beautiful Damascus patterns that are fine and unique ripples covered entire blade surface including the tang.

   This series have been designed by an award-winning product designer, Mr. Chiaki Murata in Osaka, and are consisting of eight blade models with stainless steel hollow handle. When I saw the handle, I first thought why the metal handle now for this advanced blades, but picking up a Santoku knife and holding it in my hand, I immediately recognized his design concepts. It is a comfortable grip perfectly balanced in weight and matched with the blade in streamline design and function too. The unique spoon cut configuration connecting the blade and handle and the roundness of the handle allow a variety of grips to be used when handling each knife. You will see an extended Damascus pattern on this spoon cut tang integrated with elegantly blast finished sturdy metal hollow handle.

   Each knife comes with traditional Japanese style package of Kiri wood box with Echizen Washi paper cover inside.

 CD-1 Petty 105mm

 CD-1

Petty 105mm 

Cutting edge length: mm Total Length: 210mm  Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: mm
Handle Length:mm
Total Weight: 54g
 

$220.00

Available Now
 
 CD-2 Petty 150mm

 CD-2

Petty 150mm 

Cutting edge length: 150mm Total Length: 250mm  Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length:85mm
Total Weight: 65g

$240.00

Available Now
 
 CD-3 Santoku 180mm

 CD-3

Santoku 180mm 

Cutting edge length: 180mm Total Length: 300mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Handle Length:100mm
Total Weight: 152g
 

$335.00

SOLD OUT
 
CD-4 Nakiri 165mm

 CD-4

Nakiri 165mm

Cutting edge length: 165mm Total Length: 295mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Handle Length:100mm
Total Weight: 164g

$325.00

SOLD OUT
 
 CD-5 Gyuto 210mm

 CD-5

Gyuto 210mm 

Cutting edge length: 210mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length:100mm
Total Weight: 143g
 

$350.00

SOLD OUT
 
 CD-6 Gyuto 240mm  Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length: 370mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:107mm
Total Weight: 185g
 
$395.00  SOLD OUT
 
 CD-7 Sujihiki 240mm

 CD-7

Sujihiki 240mm 

Cutting edge length: 235mm Total Length: 365mm  Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 38mm
Handle Length:100mm
Total Weight: 132g

$360.00

SOLD OUT
 
 CD-8 Bread Knife 210mm

 CD-8

Bread Knife 210mm 

Cutting edge length: 210mm Total Length: 335mm  Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length:100mm
Total Weight: 130g
 

$345.00

Available Now
 

UP!!

                                          Saji Urushi&Makie Series
                 2013 Special Memorial Edition "Mt. Fuji Motif"

    This year 2013, Japanfs beautiful Mountain gMt. Fujih has been assigned as the gWorld Heritageh.  It was a great news for all of Japanese, and now many tourists and travelers are visiting Mt. Fuji for sightseeing. We, all Japanese also recognized the beauty and wonderful scenery of Mt. Fuji as a symbol of Japan.

    For this Christmas Season, we have worked with Master Saji and Urushi&Makie Craftsman for producing something memorial knives related with World Heritage gMt. Fujih.


    Urushi&Makie Craftsman has carefully created detailed each coloring to impress the beautiful scene and presence& atmosphere of Mt. Fuji. This will be a treasured gift for your important person who loves Japanese tradition (Urushi&Makie) and Japanese symbol (Mr. Fuji).

    Total 8 different Yanagiba knives come with the beautiful Mt.Fujifs special world. Each knife comes with the Urushi/Makie finished wooden Saya and traditional Nishijin woven cloth pouch and tassel.

    2013 Special Memorial Knives for World Heritage gMt.Fujih are now being available for Christmas Season.

Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" Gingami No.3 Yanagiba 210mm

 Urushi&Makie Gingami No.3
"Mt.Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 240mm
(9.4 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 230mm Total Length: 380mm  Blade Thickness: 3.8mm
Blade Width: 32mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 201g
 
$650.00  Available Now

Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" Gingami No.3 Yanagiba 270mm

 Urushi&Makie Gingami No.3
"Mt.Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 270mm
(10.6 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 260mm Total Length: 420mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 35mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 248g
 
$700.00  Available in Stock
 
Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" Gingami No.3 Yanagiba 300mm

 Urushi&Makie Gingami No.3
"Mt.Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 300mm
(11.8 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 290mm Total Length: 450mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 36mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 273g
 
$750.00  SOLD OUT
Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" VG-10 Damascus Yanagiba 240mm

 Urushi&Makie
VG-10 Damascus
"Mt. Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 240mm
(9.4 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 230mm Total Length: 380mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 32mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 200g
 
$730.00  Available in Stock
 
Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" VG-10 Damascus Yanagiba 270mm

 Urushi&Makie
VG-10 Damascus
"Mt. Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 270mm
(10.6 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 260mm Total Length: 420mm  Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 230g
 
$780.00  SOLD OUT
Urushi&Makie Series "Mt. Fuji Motif" VG-10 Damascus Yanagiba 300mm
 

 Urushi&Makie
VG-10 Damascus
"Mt. Fuji Motif"

Yanagiba 300mm
(11.8 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 290mm Total Length: 450mm  Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 36mm
Handle Length:150mm
Total Weight: 268g
 
$840.00 SOLD OUT
 


UP!! May 12th                                                            SOLD OUT

Special Masterpiece of Mizu-Honyaki Yanagiba
By the Collaboration works with Japan's great forge-smith "Genkai"
And Custom Handle Craftsman "Matthew"



    In the beginning of this year 2014, we happened to find these very unique, interesting and distinctive knives from the knife maker in Sakai City, Osaka, a famous knife making city for Japanese Traditional Style Wa-bocho knives.

    We have been familiar with the Honyaki knives with beautiful Hamon Pattern. But it was very exciting and impressive to see the Honyaki knives which have art of drawing with the Hamon Pattern.

    The Forge-Smith of these unique Honyaki knives is called gGENKAIh, who is over 85 years old now and got retired already, but his name and his knives are still remained as one of best forge-smith and best knives in Sakai City. His knives have been rare and distinctive in the marketplace.

    We are well aware of the difficult process of Honyaki knives, especially with the Water Quenching Process (Mizu Yaki). The water quenching is the best method to maximize steelfs characteristics for better cutting performance. However, it requires special care and technique, as the blade often gets cracked during the quenching process.

    Additionally, you can imagine how it is more difficult to express the drawing of scene (moon and mountains) with the Hamon Patterns.  As you may know, the Hammon Patterns come from the Tsuchi-Oki process (putting clay on the blade before quenching process to adjust the heating temperature for different hardness on the blade)


    
These delicate differences in hardness create distinctive patterns when polished. However, it is extremely difficult to create desired Hamon patterns, that are invisible and no way to see it until the blade is finally finished. It can easily fail with improper temperature and quenching process, often resulting a blade warping and cracking. Because of this difficulty,  there are now only few forge-smiths who can produce these beautiful Honyaki knives in this generation. We really hope these special skills and techniques will be handed over to the next generation and we can continue to have chance to sell equally high performance, quality and beauty of fine Honayki knives in future.

    Fortunately, we could manage to receive 2Pcs of these Special Honyaki blades forged by GENKAI out of White Steel. We hope you will not miss the chance to obtain Japanfs special and distinctive Honyaki knives.

    For best matching with these special Honaki blades,  we have worked with US Custom Maker, Matthew Delosso for making equally beautiful and unique custom handle. He is a talented and skillful custom handle maker with his original design idea.

    He is carefully selected the beautiful and quality part of burl wood material and other exotic materials for this special project.


    
Yanagiba 270mm comes with the selected part of Koa wood with black colored mammoth molar tooth spacer and nickel silver and M3 black titanium spacers and M3 black titanium ferrule.



    Yanagiba 300mm comes with the selected buckeye burl wood with thick white mammoth molar tooth spacer and M3 gold spacers and brass metal spacers, with snakeskin sycamore ferrule. 

    We are very excited to introduce and sell the one of a kinds and  distinctive Japanfs special art masterpieces of Honyaki knives with special custom handles.

    Each knife comes with matching decorative wooden saya and Kiri Wooden Boxes.

Mizu-Honyaki Special Masterpiece Yanagiba 270mm



Octagon Shaped Custom Handle is made of the selected part of Koa wood with black colored mammoth molar tooth spacer and nickel silver and M3 black titanium spacers and M3 black titanium ferrule.

Mizu-Honyaki
Special

Yanagiba 270mm
(10.6 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 430mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 35mm
Handle Length:147mm
Total Weight: 237g
 

$1950.00 

SOLD OUT
 

Mizu-Honyaki Special Masterpiece Yanagiba 300mm 



Octagon Shaped Custom Handle is made of the selected buckeye burl wood with thick white mammoth molar tooth spacer and M3 gold spacers and brass metal spacers, with snakeskin sycamore ferrule. 

Mizu-Honyaki
Special

Yanagiba 300mm
(10.6 inch)
 

Cutting edge length: 295mm Total Length: 460mm  Blade Thickness: 4mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length:152mm
Total Weight: 238g
 

$2100.00

SOLD OUT
 


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                        Hattori KD Cowry X Damascus Yanagiba 330mm
                                                                                           &VG-10 Yanagiba 330mm

      Ichiro Hattori is now 75 years old and has over 55 years of knife making history and experience.  
Our company has enjoyed working with this special craftsman since 1980fs and we are always proud and pleased to introduce Hattori high quality standard, excellent fit&finish and high performance knives.

      Many of our customers already know and appreciate his finest craftsmanship, so it is everyone's dream to own someday and use the legendary & famous masterpiece of Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus kitchen knives. Mr. Hattori is the last one who can properly create the ultimate Powdered High Speed Tool Steel Cowry X into the beautiful masterpiece.   

      Unfortunately however, due to the very limited production for his age and health situation, Hattori KD kitchen knives have been in serious delivery problem and are now very rare to see in the market.

      This time, we are very lucky to receive these two of very rare and one of a kind Hattori KD Series Yanagiba 330mm, which Mr. Hattori managed to produce for only JCK customers.

      Perfect quality, excellent fit&finish... This is the ultimate masterpiece that can be made by only the finest craftsman.

      We hope and believe these special Cowry X Damascus Yanagiba knives will not be the last ones from Mr.Hattori.  But now, we have only two of these one of a kinds, very rare and special order made Yanagiba knives from the best craftsman Mr. Hattori.

      We also have a Hattori's high mirror polished VG-10  Yanagiba 330mm. Its cutting edge core is made of VG-10 forge layered with soft stainless steel.  

       Rust resistance, high cutting performance, and excellent quality.  You can taste and enjoy Hattori fine craftsmanship and this is also our recommendation for those who need something extra for quality and performance at professional kitchen.

      Our best selling items Hattori FH Series Western Style knives are also being available.

Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus KD-30Y1 Yanagiba 330mm


 KD30-Y1

Yanagiba 330mm 

Cutting edge length: 315mm Total Length: 485mm  Blade Thickness: 4.3mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:153mm
Total Weight: 241g
 

Hattori JP Retail Yen 300,000

JCK Sale Price$2800.00

SOLD OUT
Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus KD30-Y2 Yanagiba 330mm (Mirror Polished Blade) 


 KD30-Y2

Yanagiba 330mm 

Cutting edge length: 315mm Total Length: 485mm  Blade Thickness: 4.3mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:153mm
Total Weight: 240g
 

Hattori JP Retail Yen 300,000

JCK Sale Price$2800.00

SOLD OUT
Hattori VG-10 Yanagiba 330mm (Mirror Polished Blade) 



 VG10-Y Yanagiba 300mm Cutting edge length: 315mm Total Length: 485mm  Blade Thickness: 3.4mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:153mm
Total Weight: 218g
 
$770.00  SOLD OUT
Black Color Water Buffalo Horn Bolster Version is Available

 VG10-Y

Yanagiba 330mm 

Cutting edge length: 315mm Total Length: 485mm  Blade Thickness: 3.4mm
Blade Width: 37mm
Handle Length:153mm
Total Weight: 218g
 

$820.00

Available Now
 Black Color Water Buffalo Horn Bolster Version is Available



 UP!! Hiro VG-10 Special Hand Made Knives

  This is a special limited version  of 2 most essential kitchen knives, custom made by Mr. Hiro Masui, the maker of the gSHIKIh brand knives. It comes with Petty knife and French style Chef knife (narrow blade profile in-between Japanese Gyuto and Sujihiki is ideal for slicing).
 
  The high mirror polished blade is made of solid VG-10 steel hardened to HRc.60 and Hamaguri ground to 50/50 double bevel edge. The VG-10 is a proven Cobalt steel for durability, longer edge retention and rust resistance.
 
  To match with this beautiful mirror polished blade, Mr. Masui has used four different handles of rare Camelbone dyed in Chocolate Brown, Dark Blue & Moss Green colors, and Dupont Ivory Korian. Each handle is hand contoured and rounded for comfortable grip, and enhanced with polished Stainless steel bolster, Red fiber spaceer and decorative Mosaic Pin.

                               Edge Shape                 Information For Left Hander    

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50                         

 

All models are suitable  for both Right hander and Left hander's use 

 
 Petty 150mm "Dupont Ivory Corian Handle"

 Hiro VG-10
Dupont Ivory Corian Handle

 Petty 150mm

 Total Length 260mm              Blade Thickness 2.2mm
Total Weight 124g

$103.00

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 French Style Chef Knife 210mm"Dupont Ivory Corian Handle"

 Hiro VG-10
Dupont Ivory Corian Handle

 French Style
Chef Knife 210mm

Total Length 335mm              Blade Thickness 2.4mm
Total Weight 210g

$125.00

SOLD OUT

 

 Petty 150mm "Chocolate Brown Color Camel Bone Handle"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle (Chocolate Brown)

 Petty 150mm

 Total Length 260mm              Blade Thickness 2.2mm              Total Weight 124g

$128.00

Available in Stock
   
  French Style Chef Knife 210mm"Chocolate Brown Color Camel Bone Handle"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle
(Chocolate Brown)

 French Style
Chef Knife 210mm

Total Length 335mm              Blade Thickness 2.4mm 
Total Weight 206g

$160.00

Available in Stock

 

 
 
 Petty 150mm "Camel Bone Handle(Moss Green Color)"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle
(Moss Green Color)

 Petty 150mm

 Total Length 260mm              Blade Thickness 2.2mm
Total Weight 125g

$128.00

Available in Stock
  
 French Style Chef Knife 210mm"Camel Bone Handle(Moss Green Color)"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle
(Moss Green Color)

 French Style
Chef Knife 210mm

Total Length 335mm              Blade Thickness 2.4mm
Total Weight 216g

$160.00

Available in Stock

 
 
 Petty 150mm "Camel Bone Handle(Dark Blue Color)"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle
(Dark Blue Color)

 Petty 150mm

 Total Length 260mm              Blade Thickness 2.2mm
Total Weight 128g

$128.00

Available in Stock
  
 French Style Chef Knife 210mm"Camel Bone Handle (Drak Blue Color)"

 Hiro VG-10
Camel Bone Handle
(Dark Blue Color)

 French Style
Chef Knife 210mm

Total Length 335mm              Blade Thickness 2.4mm
Total Weight 201g

$160.00

Available in Stock


UP!!                                      Damascus   101
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  Introducing "ATHRO" Brand 101 Forge Layered VG10 Nickel Stainless steel Santoku Chef Knife by Houwa.

 
  With the increasing popularity and demand of the VG-10 Damascus Chef's knives, JCK has been offering Hattori HD series (63 layers) and Sakon (73 layers).
 
  Now, here is a 101 layers and mirror polished blade that make incredible aspect.   The traditional skill and  modern technique have made it possible to grind and polish the blade without sacrificing the the original steel characters. 
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                                              Round shaped Black Stamina wood handle makes comfortable grip.
 
                               Edge Shape                 Information For Left Hander    

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50                         

 

All models are suitable  for both Right hander and Left hander's use 

 
 Damascus 101 Petty 120mm
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    Damascus 101     Petty 120mm

Total Length 220mm              Blade Thickness 1.5mm  Total Weight 73g 

 

      $163.00

 

Available in Stock 

    
Damascus 101 Santoku 180mm
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    Damascus 101  Santoku 180mm

Total Length 310mm              Blade Thickness 2mm  Total Weight 170g 

 

      $243.00

 

Available in Stock

 


  UP!!
 "Honed Beauty" by Master Blacksmith, Tsukasa Hinoura



        We often heard a good rumor and reputation of the outstanding forge-smith, named "Tsukasa Hinoura" in Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture, another Japan's cutlery producing district of traditional "Echigo" Forged Knives.

        Having our business based in Seki, we have a meeting frequently with major knifemakers in Seki to discuss a production schedule, new products and general matters. While talking with Mr. Hattori, he spoke very well of Mr. Hinoura's work. Since he is a knifemaster who never compromises and admires, I'm bit surprised to see that he has other knifemaker to admire and respect, but I understand only the top level craftsmen can respect each other and share the same feelings. We've heard same story from the knife expert and metallurgist, Mr. Onoue in Seki. He mentioned that Mr. Hinoura's knife is the best in the forged knives both in function and beauty. He has made metal analysis and testing of all kinds of knives, and proved that Mr. Hinoura's knife was in top ranking in every aspect. It can stand hard uses without warping and breaking.

        We are excited to hear these good things from both Seki knife specialists and are eager to introduce the Hinoura knives to our JCK customers as the high-end line.  At the Seki Knife Show in October, we had a chance to see his knives in hands and discuss about his backgrounds and his insistences on knife making. After a month, we finally got 4 knives we have selected at the show.

        Echigo Blacksmith, Tsukasa Hinoura is the third generation of Blacksmith family. He inherits his family's trade name "Ajigataya", but is also creating his original knives under his "Tsukasa" brand. He is aggressively searching his own way to express his skill and passion to the blades.

        Our first impression of his knives is the "Honed Beauty", and we can recognize his skills, times and passions behind it. It is the perfect knife with beautiful seamless line and form, no sharp corners, no distortion, no gaps etc. He devotes tremendous times from start to finish one knife for every detail.  Unlike some other forgesmiths, he never uses modern machineries and finished clad steels developed by the lastest technologies, because he believes the old fashioned traditional hand works of from forge cladding, Hizukuri forming to a water tempering  can only use his experienced skills and express his soul and passion into the blades.


        For the final finishing, he does a hand honing using the several different grids natural whetstones and spends at least two hours to polish and sharpen one blade. He says the whetstone hand honing is the best to get the sharpest edge of carbon steel blade. This is also very important work, not only to enhance total beauty of the blade apperance and function of the blade performance, but also to check the condition of the steel. He can judge to see if the steel has been treated properly by this stone polishing.   It is the essence that these time-consuming and never-compromising processes make his knives super-outstanding among many forged knives in Japan. When you hold his knife, you will see what we mean, a perfect fusion of the forged carbon steel with clad soft iron on the polished edge line with mysterious sparkling that shows a functional beauty c.

        His basic blade pattern is called gKitae-Jih (bn), using Shirogami No.2 Carbon Hagane steel core wrapped and layer-forged with wrought irons, and is available in polished finish and blackened finish. To start with, we have selected two new evolved patterns in blackened finish. These new distinct Damascus patterns are from his forging technique to give you a visual joy as well as the highest level of craftsmanship.


1)   Unryu-Mon (_) clouds flow patterns

        Based on the gKitae-Jih pattern, the layers have been twist forged repeatedly, creating unique clouds flow Damascus patterns on entire blade surface including the spine

 "Unryu-Mon" Wa Petty 135mm

Unryu-Mon Wa Petty 135mm Cutting edge length: 140mm Total Length:275 mm  Blade Thickness: 3.6mm
Blade Width:35mm
Handle Length:120mm
Total Weight:94g
 
$660.00 SOLD OUT

 "Unryu-Mon" Wa Santoku 170mm

Unryu-Mon Wa Santoku 170mm Cutting edge length: 170mm Total Length: 310mm
Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 52mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 149g
$1100.00 SOLD OUT
  "Unryu-Mon" Nakiri 165mm
Unryu-Mon Nakiri 165mm Total Length 315mm              Blade Thickness 4.6mm              Total Weight 178g  $1100.00 SOLD OUT
 "Unryu-Mon" Wa Gyuto 240mm

Unryu-Mon Wa Gyuto 240mm Cutting edge length: 240mm Total Length:405mm  Blade Thickness: 5.6mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:146mm
Total Weight: 236g
$1780.00 SOLD OUT
 
"Unryu-Mon" Wa Gyuto 270mm

Unryu-Mon Wa Gyuto 270mm Cutting edge length: 270mm Total Length:435mm  Blade Thickness: 6mm
Blade Width: 53mm
Handle Length:145mm
Total Weight: 248g
$2100.00  SOLD OUT
2)   Kitae-Ji (bn)

        Last weekend, we had the pleasure of meeting again with the Echigo Master Forge-Smith, Tsukasa Hinoura and reviewing his masterpieces at the Seki Knife show. All of his knives are truly beautiful and work of art. Now, we have decided to add his basic blade pattern, "Kitae-Ji (bn)" series, because this is all about his original works and creations that made him famous as the high-end forge-Smith.

       Nowadays, we can find many industrial made clad and Damascus steels that became available by modern technologies, but Mr. Hinoura sticks to the old fashioned way based on the traditional Wa-Kaji technique (Japanese traditional Blacksmithing technique). It requires tremendous times of hand working to finish one knife from forge
welding and Hizukuri to water hardening and hand honing. He believes this is the only way he can devote all his experienced skills, passion and soul to discriminate from the conventional knives, and his masterpiece knife tells it all.

      He uses Shirogami No.2 for core edge, which is a high carbon steel from Hitachi. His delicate hot hammering process and technique makes it more durable and strength without sacrificing the carbon component. It is then
forge welded and wrapped with layered wrought irons, and forge shaped by Hizukuri. You will see a thick and sturdy blade tang gradually tapered toward blade edge and tip, that is a special feature of the Hizukuri shaping
process. Also, the forge welding (Tan-Setsu) process requires high level of Kaji technique to show a beautiful seamless fusion of Hagane and wrought irons when the blade is finished. He then uses traditional water quenching process backed by his experience and intuition to achieve it's highest cutting performance. For polishing and final finish, he does a time consuming hand polishing and honing with whetstones. He spends at least two hours to polish and sharpen one blade from the rough grit stone to finer grit stones. The final honing is done with natural stone. He believes the hand stone honing can get the sharpest edge for carbon blade, and also it brings out the characteristic of irons and gives you a honed beauty.




 "Kitae-Ji" Wa Petty 135mm

Kitae-Ji Wa Petty 135mm Cutting edge length: 135mm Total Length: 265mm  Blade Thickness: 3.8mm
Blade Width: 28mm
Handle Length:115mm
Total Weight: 91g
 
$550.00 SOLD OUT
 
Kitae-Ji  Wa Petty 150mm  Cutting edge length: 150mm Total Length: 280mm  Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 31mm
Handle Length:115mm
Total Weight: 98g
  
$590.00  SOLD OUT
 
 "Kitae-Ji" Wa Utility 210mm

Kitae-Ji Wa Utility 210mm Cutting edge length: 210mm Total Length:350mm  Blade Thickness: 4.3mm
Blade Width: 41mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 189g
$940.00 SOLD OUT
 
 "Kitae-Ji" Wa Santoku 170mm

Kitae-Ji Wa Santoku 170mm Cutting edge length: 170mm Total Length:310mm  Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 154g
$790.00 SOLD OUT
 
 "Kitae-Ji" Wa Santoku 170mm II

Kitae-Ji Wa Santoku 170mm
II
Cutting edge length: 170mm Total Length:310mm  Blade Thickness: 4.8mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 153g
$790.00  SOLD OUT
 "Kitae-Ji" Nakiri 165mm

Kitae-Ji Nakiri 165mm
Cutting edge length: 160mm Total Length:310mm  Blade Thickness: 5mm
Blade Width: 52mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 178g
$790.00 SOLD OUT
 "Kitae-Ji" Wa Gyuto 190mm

Kitae-Ji Wa Gyuto 190mm Cutting edge length: 190mm Total Length:350mm  Blade Thickness: 5.6mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length:145mm
Total Weight: 193g
$920.00  SOLD OUT
"Kitae-Ji" Wa Gyuto 210mm

Kitae-Ji Wa Gyuto 210mm Cutting edge length: 215mm Total Length:355mm  Blade Thickness: 4.8mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length:128mm
Total Weight: 212g
$1210.00 SOLD OUT
 

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VG-10 Multi Color Damascus Custom Line

                                                   
(Includes Special Edition Items)