Santoku knife 18cm KAI Kaji

  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: KDM-0004
  • Availability: In Stock

The KAI Kaji 18 cm Santoku knife is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites.

A knife of many talents, the santoku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. It is designed for vegetables, proteins, fruit, for slicing, dicing, and chopping, that is to say, it is a multi-purpose knife. 
Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the
Kaji Santoku is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver.
Hollow-ground indentations on each side help reduce drag.
There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the Santoku's versatility, while at the same time, it is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut).

Kaji is Japanese for „blacksmith“ and synonymous for the geniality of manufacturing ultimately sharp Samurai swords.
For centuries their perfected art of forging formed the basis for the world-wide recognition of the sword craftsmen of Seki; only the very best would be called Kaji. 

The KAI Kaji knife series sets new standards in the premium segment with its exceptional hardness of 64±1 HRC.
The stainless steel blade is made from a specially developed 32-layer Damascus steel and an extremely hard SG-2 core, resulting in a very sharp and long lasting blade.
The thin blades of knives made of SG2 steel can be sharpened to a 15° angle which makes an amazing sharp knife for the greatest performance that could be expected for a kitchen knife to deliver. 

The special feature of this series is the mirror-finished Damascus blade that turns each Kaji into a visual highlight. 

The riveted handle is of fine laminated Pakkawood that is comfortable to use by both left- and right-handers because of its symmetric form. It has a very dark colour, but still shows some of the veins in the wood, it has a beautiful shine and feels very smooth.
It is secured with two rivets to the blade, which runs all the way to the end of the knife. (full tang).
The handle is shorter than the usual ones and ends at an embossed end inox cap.
Proudly, Kai has struck their logo at the back of the knife. 

Kaji stands for the symbiosis of traditional craft, state-of-the-art technology and uncompromising elegance – a highlight for professional and ambitious hobby chefs.

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Kaji
Type Western
Overall length 31.5 cm
Blade length 17.7 cm
Blade width 4.9 cm
Blade thickness 2.2 cm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 33
Alloy SG-2 super steel
Hardness 64±1 HRC
Finish blade Satin
Total angle 15°
Sharpening angle 7,5°
Bevel Double 50/50
Handle length 11.7 cm
Handle material Laminated Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 245 gr
Handmade Semi
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime