Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife

The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch's chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their chef's knife has the power and precision you need for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 "super steel" to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern ("tsuchime" in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand-hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control. 9 1/2" knife: 9 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle. 8 1/2" knife: 8 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 8 oz. 6" knife: 6"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 7 oz. Made in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
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3 of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Boomer911
April 8, 2013
Would You Recommend? No
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Nice looking Knife
April 8, 2013
I needed to sharpen after 2 weeks of very limited usage. I have another Japanese Chef’s Knife a Mac that seems to be out of the box a lot sharper and maintained the edge a lot longer, at half the price.
I’m a professional chef and have been cooking for all my live and I guess you pay the price for a “handmade Knife.
Having said that I will keep the knife and get a sharpening stone If I would purchase another knife it would be a Mac for half the price
Pros: Size
Review 2 for Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
SwedishC3ef
Redwood City
August 11, 2011
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Beauty and Function
August 11, 2011
The most amazing knife I have ever used. This is the most perfect marriage of beauty with function. I plan to get the whole line.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Review 3 for Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
MarkinKansas
Kansas
February 25, 2011
Would You Recommend? Yes
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This IS scary sharp
February 25, 2011
I tested it out of the box.
Arm-hair shaving, check.
Put it edge up on a cutting block and drop a compari tomato from 8 inches, check (two halves lying on the board).
Review 4 for Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ChefFrank
Boston,MA
January 13, 2011
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Japanese Steel
January 13, 2011
The Kikuichi tradition is unsurpassed. This family has been making razor sharp steel since the Samurai warriors. I use the Chefs knife and pairing knife daily in my kitchen and love them. They are a vast improvement to the Shun line. This knife is razor sharp and the steel holds the edge for a long time. This is the last knife you will ever need for a home kitchen!!