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 steeply tapered blade, which makes it much sharper than a Western knife.
The Kai Shun Kohen Limited Edition Anniversary Luxury Set celebrates ten million sales of Kai's successful Shun knife series. The set includes a chef's knife and a utility knife with 72-layer dual-core Damascus steel, forged with alternating layers of flexible yet resistant VG2 steel and hard VG10 steel. A continuous tang ensures optimal balance between the blade and handle. The deep, red-black-grained pakkawood handles are treated with resins to be permanently resistant to moisture as well as being supple, resilient and durable. The chestnut (or ‘D’) shape moulds perfectly to your right hand.
The knives, engraved with serial numbers, are presented in a padded aluminium case with the Shun logo. Two leather sheaths included provide additional protection for the sharp blades.
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
|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
|Country of Origin
|10 years against manufacturing defects
About The Brand
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.Shop Kai