Kai Shun Premier Chef Knife

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Product Details

This visually stunning chef’s knife was designed by Tim Mälzer, with every detail orientated towards creating a professional quality tool which is a joy to use. The thoughtful and considered design features include comfortable pakkawood handles to the exact curve of the blade. This chef's knife is ideal for almost all kitchen tasks; from chopping, slicing, dicing meats or vegetables. A truly versatile and multi-functional knife, which will become the cornerstone of your collection.

Constructed with a core of high-quality VG MAX steel, famed for firmness and ability to hold a razor-sharp edge. This core is then clad in 32-layers of Damascus steel, which is finally hand-hammered to create a stunning visual effect known as Tsuchime. Both visually exciting and professional quality, we’re extremely proud to add this knife to our range from Kai.

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Why we love it

  • Core of VG Max steel lends this chef knife exceptional sharpness
  • Damascus steel ensures resilience and longevity
  • Beautiful aesthetic appeal without compromising attention to detail, such as the high quality ergonomic pakkawood handle suitable for both right and left handed users
  • Hand hammered, creating a striking visual effect known as Tsuchime
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.

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