Kai Shun Japanese Knives


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Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, Kai Shun knives feature extra sharp Damascus style blades and comfortable handles that provide excellent support and control.  Shun blades are designed using VG-MAX hardened Japanese steel cutting core that is enveloped with 34 ultra-thin layers of high carbon stainless steel.  With a Rockwell hardness of 61, Kai Shun knives are extra strong with incredible hardness, allowing the blade to stay sharper for longer.  The Premier range have beautifully hand-hammered blades to improve food release and are designed with walnut coloured pakka wood handles.  The Classic range have D-shaped handles designed specifically for right or left-handed users with compressed pakka wood handles. 

  • Kai Shun paring knife 0700 - 9cm
    The Kai Shun paring knife is a small utility knife, extremely versatile and can be used for peeling and chopping fruits and vegetables, making them one of the most frequently utilized knives of a chef's kitchen.
    NZ$ 169.90
  • Kai Shun utility knife 0701 - 15cm
    The Kai Shun utility knife is a mid-sized knife that can be used for a variety of tasks.  It is perfect for cutting larger vegetables and sandwich meats that are not large enough for a chef's knife.
    NZ$ 199.90
  • Kai Shun chefs knife 0706 - 20cm
    The Kai Shun chefs knife is the most popular sized multi-purpose knife designed to perform many different kitchen tasks. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, fish and mid-sized cuts of meat.
    NZ$ 309.90
  • Kai Shun chefs knife 0723 - 15cm
    The Kai Shun chefs knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform many different kitchen tasks. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, fish and small cuts of meat.
    NZ$ 279.90
  • Kai Shun santoku knife - scalloped 0718 - 18cm
    The Kai Shun santoku knife is the Japanese version of the chef's knife. Traditionally used for three tasks: chopping, dicing, and mincing, the wide blade works well for scooping sliced food off a cutting board and the narrow spine allows thinly slicing meat and vegetables.
    NZ$ 299.90
    Out Of Stock
  • Kai Shun honing steel - 23cm
    The best way of sharpening your knife is with a honing steel with a beautiful Japanese birch-back pakka wood handle.
    NZ$ 149.90
    Out Of Stock

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