When we first received these knives from the Kai Shun Premier Minamo range we were struck by the stunning aesthetic on the side of each blade. With a unique ""Minamo"" effect (named after the Japanese word for ripples on the surface of water), these knives are more than just a pretty face. With a core of VG-Max steel, clad in 32 layers of Damascus steel, this knife retains its edge beautifully and is razor sharp.
With a comfortable ambidextrous pakkawood handle and designed with an attention to detail which has made Kai the go-to for performance knives. The shape of the blade makes this paring knife exceptionally versatile and easy to use.
With proper care and attention, these knives will continue to make cooking a joy for years to come. We can't get enough of Kai and are extremely excited to add this range to our collection.
Why we love it
- The core of VG Max steel lends these knives 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).
- Stunning ""Minamo"" aesthetic on each blade, making each piece unique and named after the Japanese word for ripples on water
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