Kai began in 1908, revered for its blend of traditional samurai blacksmithing and modern manufacturing to craft knives of exceptional quality. Hailing from Seki, the historic heart of Japanese knife smithing, Kai has earned a reputation for creating knives that are not only razor-sharp and durable but also beautifully balanced and effortless to use. Since their introduction into Europe in 1980, Kai has expanded its range, innovating with designs that include Western-inspired chef’s knives and ambidextrous handles, as seen in their acclaimed Kai Shun Premier and Kai Shun Nagare series, making the brand a favourite among professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts worldwide.
Preserve the quality and craftsmanship of your item by steering clear of the dishwasher and not submerging it in water. The best way to keep it in pristine condition is to hand-wash it gently using a mild detergent and lukewarm water. After washing, be sure to dry it completely before its next use. Proper care will keep it in excellent shape for many uses to come. Dampen the surface before each use to prevent stains.
As mentioned, most of our range is dishwasher and microwave safe, except a few ‘Crackle’ glazes, if you’re unsure then drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to advise.