KAI Hammered Santoku Knife, 18cm

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Product Code: TDM-1702

x R4,999.00

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Product Info

KAI’s Shun Premier Series combines KAI’s famous Damascus layered knives with a hand-hammered surface, known as Tsuchime in Japan. KAI Premier combines timeless aesthetic qualities with ultimate sharpness, reducing drag when cutting and preventing food from sticking to the blade. The ergonomicaly shaped handle of brown walnut fits comfortably in the hand and is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed use.

Originating in Japan, Santoku means 'three virtues'. That's vegetables, meat, and fish - the three types of food most commonly cut in the kitchen.

  • Handcrafted by the expert master forgers of Seki City, Japan
  • Made from corrosion resistant 32 layer damask steel
  • Embellished with a hand-hammered surface, known in Japan as Tsuchime
  • Blades have a core of VG-10 steel with a Rockwell hardness of 61
  • Handle is made from walnut

KAI is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of premium level chef's knives, used by top-class professionals and ambitious hobby cooks. For over 100 years, KAI has pushed the boundaries of aesthetic design, technical innovation and outstanding quality, enjoying cult status in Japan. These amazing razor-sharp knives are created in Seki City, Japan’s 700-year-old centre for Samurai swords.


  • Blade length: 18cm
  • Handle length: 12cm

Care Instructions

  • Always wash the knives by hand in order to protect the material and maintain long lasting sharpness
  • Immediately after each use, clean the blade under running water and dry with a soft cloth
  • Never place the blades in the dishwasher
  • Occasionally oil the handle with some neutral oil
  • Use only wooden boards or plastic cutters with medium strength
  • Keep the knives in a blade protector, either in a knife block, on a wall magnetic board
  • Blades are not suitable for cutting bones (including of fish) or frozen foods

Warranty Info

This product comes with a 10 year warranty.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

3 out of 3 people would recommend this product

5 out of 5 stars

Super amazing

Review by Anonymous on 25 May 2018

Verified Owner

Very amazing

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted

Review by Bryan L. on 11 January 2021

Verified Owner

This knife is super sharp and looks amazing!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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5 out of 5 stars

You know you want one!

Review by Johan L. on 22 January 2021

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By far the most beautifully made and balanced knife to have in one's collection.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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