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  1. JKC Super Aogami Santoku 175mm

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing - and is the shape of a traditional Japanese chef’s knife. The breadth of the Santoku and its gently curved profile make this an ideal tool for speed cutting against knuckle. This technique provides safe comfortable cutting action ONLY when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on knuckle. This most versatile blade makes an ideal main knife for those who cut more fruit and vegetables, with occasional meat and fish preparation.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

    These blades will oxidise if left damp or wet and should be dried immediately after washing and oiled with a little vegetable oil or Tsubaki (Camelia oil available in the accessories section).

  2. Aogami Santoku 170mm

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. The breadth of blade is ideally suited for cutting against the knuckle with speed – this technique provides safe comfortable cutting action only when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on the knuckle. The relatively straight profile and extra width, apart from multi function use on raw flesh, makes this a great choice as the primary blade for those who prepare mostly vegetables. This perfectly balanced knife will float through any task. Particularly well suited to a more horizontal or slicing action to cut as opposed the more classic French techique of roll cutting on a board. The Aogami Santoku is particularly evenly balanced and is widely deemed to be one of the most comfortable general purpose blades in its price range and beyond.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers etc. Designed specifically for food preparation, FOR CULINARY USE ONLY.

    PLEASE NOTE: Handle wood may vary while the red Bubinga wood is being discontinued and replaced with Walnut wood. Please contact us if you have questions about this.
  3. Yasuo 33 Layers Santoku 165mm

    Made to a JKC custom design. We have contracted the best commercial maker in Seki to produce this range of 33 Layer hammer beaten Damascus blades to suit the needs of the typical Western kitchen which often has users that utilise a more European method to cut – using force rather than edge length. The cold forged blade is tough, hard and easy to look after . At this price point this si the best knife we sell. The sharpening, with the ultra-thin core is very easy and remains so over the many years this knife is designed to be used in a busy kitchen.

  4. Aka R2 Santoku 180mm

    Aka Series R2 High Speed

  5. Tamahagane Santoku (2 sizes)

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. This shape is now becoming a byword for anyone looking for a Japanese style chefs knife. One small issue that has always concerned us at JKC is that with its relatively straight edge profile, the Santoku has never been as efficient when used in a very classic western rolling cut action as the more curved western style edge profiles like the Kengata.

    Inspired by the unparallel functionality of a Samurai sword, which is slightly curved, we asked the Arai blacksmiths to apply a gentle curve to the spine of the knife so the whole blade, whilst retaining a traditional straighter edge of the classic Santoku allows for an easier rolling action more in keeping with the way most of western hands use a chefs knife. Another small but revolutionary change from a classic Santoku is the slightly more pointed tip end – to make this Santoku more efficient then others when working with raw or cooked flesh. These minor, and unique changes in the overall profile of the blade has resulted in what we have found to be the most awesomely efficient chefs knife available in this price category. The breadth of this minutely curved blade is ideally suited for resting against the knuckle for total control and speed as well as complete safety when chopping straight down using the very back of the knife for grater like mincing of garlic, ginger etc. This perfectly shaped knife will float through any task. This longer model is ideal for those more comfortable with a larger knife.

    Stunningly beautiful, scalpel sharp and easy to resharpen, these knives are stainless and very easy to maintain.

    The 35 layers not only make these blades aesthetically appealing but add immense strength thus facilitating a thinner, yet stronger, and therefore sharper blade. The central core of the 35 layer JKC Tamahagane Damascus steel is a High Carbon Super Steel known as VG10. This High Carbon Super Steel has the highest recommendations in the production of knives by authorities such as the British Steel Confederation and the Solingen Institute of Steel. The JKC 35 Layer Tamahagane Collection blades have all been hardened to an outstanding 60:62 HRC and with the inclusion of Cobalt in the alloy are easier to maintain than most Stainless High Carbon or other VG10 blades.

    The ergonomic traditional handles are composed of Ebony black Pakkawood, a laminated hard wood with silicon injection, which is reserved for only the finest knives and secured to the tang by three steel rivets for ultimate durability.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Hand wash only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers etc. Designed specifically for food preparation, FOR CULINARY USE ONLY.

  6. Gold Kitano Set of 3 Nakiri 160mm (for chopping vegetable)
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    Gold Kitano Set of 3

    Made in a small workshop in the outskirts of Osaka in an area close to Sakai these 3 layer knives have a central core of VG10 No1. A compact range it represents the 4 most popular shapes. These knives are fully roll forged from a thicker blank than our Warikomi Collection (which uses the same steel). Therefore greater pressure was required to achieve a similar eventual thickness. This extra pressure has resulted in a slightly denser blade with a more aligned molecular structure which will stay sharper longer and is equally easy to resharpen. The hardness after final quenching is an outstanding 60:62 HRC. This is a good alternative to our Tamahagane Collection if a Multi-layered Damascus blade is not a priority. The handle is crafted from pakkawood to further enhance the quality and ensure longevity. Knives come in individual boxes. Set Includes: 1 x Utility knife 135mm for utility work. 1 x Nakiri knife 165mm for vegetables. 1 x Gyuto knife 180mm for meat

    Regular Price: £332.00

    Special Price £298.80

  7. JKC Blue 2 Santoku 185mm

    These blades will oxidise if left damp or wet and should be dried immediately after washing and oiled with a little vegetable oil or Tsubaki (Camelia oil available in the accessories section). These knives are very easy to sharpen on a KC100 Water Wheel, a diamond steel or a 1000 grit whetstone.

  8. Yasohiso coreless Santoku 180mm

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. The breadth of the blade is ideally suited for cutting against the knuckle with speed – this technique provides safe comfortable cutting action only when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade is resting on the knuckle. The relatively straight profile and extra width, apart from its multi-function use on raw flesh, makes the Santoku one of the best knives for the preparation of vegetables. From 160mm-180mm lengths are ideal to double up for a multitude of slicing jobs as well chopping functions requiring the extra length. SPECIAL NOTES: Hand wash only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.
  9. Miyako 33 Layers Santoku (2 sizes)

    Miyako 33 Layers Santoku (2 sizes) One of our most affordable ranges of high end Damascus knives! With a core of Hitachi AUS 8 steel, a high Carbon stainless steel (.8% - .95%C), that has the capacity to be hardened and toughened to a high level, it holds a sharp and enduring edge that is easy to regrind. The 33 layer blade is forged by a small family-run factory under the expert eyes of Oda san, a 4th generation blacksmith. Surgical sharpness, easy maintenance and an appealing aesthetic - all at the most accessible price. The D-shaped handles are formed from laminated hardwood and have a stainless steel bolster and end cap for comfort and balance.
  10. Kida 63 Layers Santoku 170mm

    Kida 63 Layers Santoku 170mm
  11. Suzaku Limited Edition (Set of 4) Suzaku Limited Edition (Set of 4)
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    Suzaku Limited Edition (Set of 4)

    We will set up a triumph and welcome 10 years to commemorate this year. By applying the technology developed when launching various series, it is decided to announce a limited series that will be a concept model. Since ancient times, fictional creatures have become a symbol in the direction of the north, Xuanwu in the north, Suzaku in the south, blue dragon in the east, and white tiger in the west. This time, we developed Suzaku as a concept. Limited production of only 50 sets worldwide, will be stamped a serial number on all. We plan to announce a white tiger next year. Of course, practical construction is also taken into consideration, but it is a limited series that will be brought together and developed to bring out a unique presence unique to others. The blade is rainbow Damascus and the core metal is blue steel. The pattern of this blade is an image of Suzaku (peacock) feathers. The handle is the newest type of acrylic designed like Suzaku.

    Set includes:

    1. Suzaku Utility 150mm
    2. Suzaku Santoku 180mm
    3. Suzaku Gyuto 210mm
    4. Suzaku Kiritsuke 230mm
    5. A unique storage case inspired by an ancient Japanese rose.

    Total number of sets in the world: 50

    Product Code Blade Size Full length Weight Blade material Core metal Handle material
    ZLS-9002R Utility 150mm 285 mm 120g Coloured Damascus Blue steel 2 Reinforced acrylic material
    ZLS-9003R Santoku 180mm 335 mm 205g Coloured Damascus Blue steel 2 Reinforced acrylic material
    ZLS-9005R Gyuto 210mm 365 mm 210g Coloured Damascus Blue steel 2 Reinforced acrylic material
    ZLS-9006R Kiritsuke 230mm 385 mm 225g Coloured Damascus Blue steel 2 Reinforced acrylic material
    £5,999.00
  12. Misono Handmade Santoku (3 Sizes)

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. The breadth of blade is ideally suited for cutting against the knuckle with speed – this technique provides safe comfortable cutting action only when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on the knuckle. The relatively straight profile and extra width, apart from multi function use on raw flesh, makes this a great choice as the primary blade for those who prepare mostly vegetables. This perfectly balanced knife will float through any task. Particularly well suited to a more horizontal or slicing action to cut as opposed the more classic French techique of roll cutting on a board. This slim, lighter (than its Santoku brother) blade makes a wonderfully impressive SMALL carving knife. Ideal for creating awe inspiringly wafer thin slices from your Sunday joint or equally elegant cuts from fish and cold meats. Like any Artisan knife it also capable of tackling the hardest vegetables like celeriac and swede with consummate ease. If you keep your edge lovely and silky there is no reason why this relatively narrow blade should not meet many domestic fish challenges like slicing, light filleting etc with ease.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers etc. Designed specifically for food preparation, FOR CULINARY USE ONLY.

  13. JKC R2 Cowbone Gyuto 180mm

    Gyuto literally translates as ‘cow sword’ and is the Japanese interpretation of a European chef’s knife. Its wide base tapering to an extreme point provides a curved edge, enabling the traditional French roll cutting on the board technique to be performed comfortably. The 180mm is the smallest Gyuto available and is just long enough to fulfil a multitude of home cooking requirements, from medium carving and slicing jobs to the prep of most fruit and vegetables. The curved profile facilitates easy roll cutting on the board. Medium size length is the most popular size for both professionals and experienced cooks looking for a blade long enough to cope with most tasks from slicing, dicing & mincing to filleting, carving and chopping. Large size length is for those comfortable with a long, weightier blade and is often the preferred choice of busy chefs. SPECIAL NOTES: Hand wash only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE. Includes: One Free Sharpening
  14. Kida 63 Layers Gyuto (2 sizes)

    Kida 63 Layers Gyuto (2 sizes)
  15. Tomohiro Gyuto (3 sizes)

    180mm, 210mm and 240mm - Gyuto literally translates as ‘cow sword’ and is the Japanese interpretation of a European chef’s knife. Its wide base tapering to an extreme point provides a curved enabling the traditional French roll cutting on the board techniqe to be performed comfortably. The 180mm is the smallest Gyuto available and is just long enough to fulfill a multitude of home cooking requirements from medium carving and slicing jobs to the prep of most fruit and vegetables. The curved profile facilitates easy roll cutting on the board. The 210mm is the most popular size for both professionals and experienced cooks looking for a blade long enough to cope with most tasks from slicing, dicing & mincing to filleting, carving and chopping. The 240mm length is for those comfortable with a long blade weightier blade and is often the preferred partner of busy chefs.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

  16. JKC High Carbon Gyuto (Available in 4 Sizes)

    The Japanese adaptation of the classic French chef's knife. This slimmer blade is called Gyuto – meaning cow sword and is designed to make light work of slicing, dicing and filleting raw meat and fish. The reduced surface area means there is less space for these types of foods to stick to. If you require the knife to cut more raw / cooked flesh (meat or fish) than vegetables and want to double it up for occasional carving or only use / prefer a classic western style shape, then the Gyuto is more suitable. Stunningly beautiful, scalpel sharp and easy to resharpen, these knives are stainless and very easy to maintain. The ergonomic traditional handles are composed of Ebony black Pakkawood, a laminated hard wood with silicon injection, which is reserved for only the finest knives and secured to the tang by three steel rivets for ultimate durability.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers etc. Designed specifically for food preparation, FOR CULINARY USE ONLY.

  17. Tojiro DP VG10 Gyuto (5 sizes)

    Tojiro DP VG10 Gyuto (5 sizes)
  18. Saji Craft Gyuto (3 sizes)

    This slimmer blade is called Gyuto – meaning 'cow sword'. Designed to make light work of slicing, dicing and filleting raw meat and fish, it is the Japanese adaptation of the classic French chef's knife. This familiar looking blade represents optimal versatility as it tapers from broad base to narrow point, facilitating efficient contact cutting, slicing and occasional carving. The curved edge profile allows for easier rolling action than most Gyuto's when cutting vegetables. Its narrow shape allows it to cope with fatty, starchy, oily or any other foods with a tendency to stick to the side of the blade. If you require the knife to cut more raw / cooked flesh (meat or fish) than vegetables and want to double it up for occasional carving or only use/prefer a classic western style shape, then the Gyuto is ideal. SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.
  19. Suisin Inox Gyuto (4 sizes)

    180mm, 210mm, 240mm and 270mm - Gyuto literally translates as ‘cow sword’ and is the Japanese interpretation of a European chef’s knife. Its wide base tapering to an extreme point provides a curved enabling the traditional French roll cutting on the board techniqe to be performed comfortably. The 180mm is the smallest Gyuto available and is just long enough to fulfill a multitude of home cooking requirements from medium carving and slicing jobs to the prep of most fruit and vegetables. The curved profile facilitates easy roll cutting on the board. The 210mm is the most popular size for both professionals and experienced cooks looking for a blade long enough to cope with most tasks from slicing, dicing & mincing to filleting, carving and chopping. The 240mm/270mm length is for those comfortable with a long blade weightier blade and is often the preferred partner of busy chefs.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

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