Kai Shun Classic Tomato Knife / 15cm

£140.00
A medium-sized serrated Japanese tomato designed to cut fruits with delicate exteriors. Part of the extensive Kai Shun Classic range, which we consider the best of the best for its high-quality stainless steel blades and comfortable handles.
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Product Details

Kai Shun adapts centuries-old samurai blacksmithing to make exceptional Japanese knives for the modern cook. Every knife in their world-renowned Classic range has a steep tapered blade, which makes it much sharper than a Western knife. A core of hard VG MAX steel, surrounded by 32 layers of Damascus steel, makes it extremely durable and rust-resistant, ensuring the knife retains its edge in between sharpenings—with a whetstone only. The layers, which create a unique pattern on each knife, help prevent food from sticking to the side of the blade. The tarnish-proof pakkawood handle has a chestnut (or ‘D’) shape that moulds perfectly to your right hand. (Left-handed cooks, worry not; this knife is also available in the ambidextrous and equally impressive Kai Shun Premier range.) This 15cm Tomato Knife has a medium-sized serrated blade that's perfect for slicing tomatoes or small, delicate fruits, with a sharpness that prevents them from tearing and releasing too much water. We offer a free annual sharpening service for 10 years after the purchase of a Kai Shun knife, exclusively for customers on our mailing list.

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Why we love it

‘A Kai Shun Classic knife glides effortlessly through ingredients with the most satisfying degree of precision, and the well-balanced handle is crafted to fit perfectly in your right hand.'

Specifications & Care

Care
  • After each use, wash your knife under running water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth; do not use harsh detergents and do not allow knives to sit in water; oil the handle from time to time with a little neutral vegetable oil
  • 10 years free annual sharpening service for mailing list customers (excludes serrated knives, which do not need to be sharpened)
Country of Origin Japan
Dimensions Blade: 15cm; handle 10.5cm
Material Blade: VG Max steel (61 ± 1HRC) enveloped in 32 layers of Damascus steel; handle: pakkawood
Warranty 10 years against manufacturing defects
About The Brand

Kai

Since its founding in 1908, Kai knives have held a cult status in Japan—and since their European debut in 1980, the rest of the world has caught on. Taking their inspiration from samurai blacksmithing but incorporating modern manufacturing processes, Kai has mastered the art of making extremely sharp, durable knives that feel effortless to use. All their knives are manufactured in Seki, the knife capital of Japan. As their products reached global popularity, Kai has expanded their range to include European shapes like the chef’s knife as well as ambidextrous handles, such as in the Kai Shun Premier and Kai Shun Nagare ranges.

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