JIKKO gyuto knife with 190mm blade made of black oxidised VG-10 steel, with a hammered finish and ebony wood handle.
This premium knife is part of JIKKO's "Yoi" (宵) line of blades. It is a premium blade made by hand in Sakai City, one of Japan's famous knife making areas.
The handle is a unique design to this range and neither traditional Japanese nor Western style.
JIKKO was established in 1901 in the Japanese city of Sakai located in the Osaka prefecture. Sakai is a well know as city where a number of Japan’s top quality knives are produced. JIKKO is one of the few manufacturers in the Sakai region who have such a long history and is considered as one of the top knife manufactures within the Sakai region. JIKKO consults chefs and other blade experts as part of their research to ensure the knives they make are both functional and beautiful.
According to the company:
"One thing that has separated our knives from the rest of the manufactures in the Sakai region and possibly all of Japan is our “Hatsuke” method. “Hatsuke” is a special finishing method used to give the blades an even finer angle, making our knives even sharper and at the same time allowing the blade to remain sharper for longer. Our “Hatsuke” method was developed after years of research and we believe that we have managed to find the perfect blade angle to give our knives an even balance of sharpness and how long it remains sharp."
Please note: These knives are individually made by hand. The finishing on each blade is unique. The knife you receive might therefore not have the exact pattern as in the picture, but will be the same style.