Kikusumi KATURA Kashi 3 Knife Set – Damascus Steel Knife Tsuchime Engraved – 21cm Gyuto Chef + 16.5cm Santoku + 13.5cm Petty Japanese Oak Wa Handle
* Suitable for left or right handed user
* Optional Magnolia Sayas Custom Fit
Weight: 5.8 oz / 165g
Blade Length: 8.5” / 21.5 cm
Blade Width 2 mm
Blade Height 1.8” / 4.5 cm
Handle Length: 5.1” / 13 cm
Total Length: 14.2” / 36 cm
Weight: 4.6 oz / 131g
Blade Length: 6.7” / 17 cm
Blade Width 2 mm
Blade Height 2” / 5.0 cm
Handle Length: 5” / 12.7 cm
Total Length: 12.2” / 31 cm
Weight: 2.5 oz / 70 g
Blade Length: 5”.4 / 13.7 cm
Blade Width 2 mm
Blade Height 1” / 2.5 cm
Handle Length: 4.5” / 11.5 cm
Total Length: 10.6” / 27 cm
BLADE ORIGIN: 100 % Made in Tosa City Japan
BLADE: AUS-10 Japanese Stainless Steel
FINISH: Mirror Polished 45 Layer Damascus + Tsuchime Hammered Finish
HANDLE: Kashi Japanese Oak
For cooks who prefer using a full size chef knife, the KATURA Gyuto 21 cm is the right knife choice. Stainless steel blades are lighter and thinner than usual which makes them easier to handle and maneuver. KATURA Gyuto knife handles everything from small to large foods. The blade depth at the heel allows for an ideal knuckle clearance and can be used to transfer cut food from the cutting board. If you want a knife to handle challenging tasks in the kitchen and reflects a refined artisan look then this is your knife.
KATURA Santoku is a versatile cutting tool capable of handling most basic kitchen cutting tasks. Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese and is capable of slicing, dicing and mincing. Fit with a blade shape shorter in length but wider than a Western chef knife – the strength of the Santoku is its light weight and easy maneuverability. Professional chefs will choose a santoku blade to handle both detailed and greater volumes of prepping to improves work efficiency.
Larger than a paring knife yet smaller most other knives, the KATURA Petty is ideal for small to medium-sized cutting tasks. Its blade length and pointed tip make it skilled at sectioning citrus fruits and stemming vegetables. Its octagonal handle fits comfortably in the hand allowing it to excel at peeling root vegetables and fruit. Ideal knuckle clearance makes the KATURA Petty great for chopping or slicing fine herbs on a cutting board using a straight forward motion. The KATURA Petty knife blade is ultra-thin which allows it to excel at jobs that require agility and precision such as stemming and seeding peppers, thinly slicing garlic, or cutting shallots into tiny dice.
Made one by one in Tosa Japan by our artisans. The KATURA collection is designed for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition. Tradition, quality steel, pure & natural woods with beautifully detailed refinements. KATURA knives are built to last a lifetime. KATURA captures the best qualities of that spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a contemporary, refined aesthetic
At Kiksusumi we work with only the best forgers and artisans and the KATURA series represents this well. The quality of a knife depends not only on the type of steel but also the quality of the forging. Blades forged 100% in Tosa, Japan offers a superior blend of tradition and modern knife making than those made elsewhere.
DAMASCUS HAMMERED STEEL
Each stainless steel knife blade has a core of premium AUS10 steel with 45 layers of Damascus steel folded over top. The mark of the craftsmen is left one by one as the blades are finished with a unique hammered finish called tsuchime. The hammered finish also helps food to release from the blade while cutting. High polish damascus steel blades are laser thin for precise cutting. Easy to clean stainless steel without the high maintenance rust issues of traditional carbon blades.
KASHI JAPANESE OAK HANDLE
Kashi / Japanese oak tree is evergreen. In early summer, it flowers in a similar way to chestnut. In Autumn blooms become small acorns. Japanese oak has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American oaks. Kashi is often found in the Kanto area (Tokyo) In Budo it’s usually use to make wooden weapons such as Bokken. Since it is heavy and very resilient, it’s one of the most favored woods to use. Japanese oak was the favorite wood of famous sword masters throughout Japanese history, because of its practicality and high durability.
Octagonal wa handles are ideal for both left and right hand cooks. They mirror the contours of the hand which is why they have superior ergonomics. Flexible grip holds are another reason – whether straight cuts or peeling ‘katsura’ cutting the octagonal handle beats the western grip handles on skill performance. Ergonomic & ambidextrous make them the ideal handle crafted by Kikusumi artisans.
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we choose wood resources that are being managed to replace what is taken. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and Kikusumi kashi handles fulfill this goal of using resources responsibly.
HAND ENGRAVING DETAILS
Meticulous details include a beautiful yakkin branding of the Kikusumi logo on the end of the handle just as was done in the EDO period. On either side of the blade are hand-engraved names of the KATURA series name, Kikusumi logo and its origin in Seki Japan in kanji. These are some of our highest rated knives from our customers.
As beautiful as the knives are they are made for cutting in the kitchen whether you are a professional or home cook. Light and razor sharp they will slice through food with remarkable ease. High carbon performance without high maintenance is what our customers have been requesting and the KATURA series of knives delivers.
Packaged in recycled paper products that can also be repackaged. Packaging is reduced to minimal size to reduce carbon emissions on the way to your door. Brochures are made from recycled paper materials.
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