Kiritsuke KOTAI hammered Japanese kitchen knife (chef's knife) with saya and bamboo box - blade 21 cm


Japanese hammered kitchen knife Kiritsuke KOTAI (chef's knife) with saya and bamboo box - blade 21 cm

Delivery times :

  • 1 to 3 working days for France, Belgium and Switzerland.
  • 3 to 5 working days for other countries in Europe
  • 3 to 5 working days for other countries via DHL

This item is shipped from our warehouse in France.

You may return or exchange an item within 14 days of receiving your order. For more information, see our Return Policy

Blade length 21 cm
Compositions steel
Packing Packaged in a wooden box
Dishwasher safe no
Compatible with microwave no
kind of steel Acier inoxydable à haute teneur en carbone japonais 440C ultra-tranchant / acier damas VG-10
Composition of the handle ébène

KOTAI is an independent knifemaker, dedicated to handcrafting high-end knives for catering professionals.

Japanese knives are sharp, precise and beautiful, but also fragile and prone to rust.

Western knives are tough, durable, and stainless, but often heavy, inaccurate, and dull quickly.

Why should you choose?

Kotai bridges the gap between Asian and Western cutlery art to bring together the best of both worlds in a single hybrid design.

Light, precise and ultra-sharp like a Japanese knife;

stainless, robust and extremely durable like a German knife.

Japanese Traditional Knives Kotai Knives Traditional German Knives
Sharp + + -
Durability + + -
Ease of sharpening + + -
Resists oxidation - + +
Durability - + +

Balance at the center of the KOTAI philosophy

Weight balance

Perfectly distributed between the blade and the handle for maximum comfort and minimum fatigue, even after a 12-hour day.

Blade design balance

Its hybrid shape between Japanese and German styles allows both ultra-precise cutting and fast slicing.

Balance between tradition and modern technology

Combining the best of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and the latest steel tempering techniques to create the perfect knife.

Balance of the chemical composition of the alloy

By selecting the best Japanese steel: the high carbon content for hardness and sharpness is balanced with the ideal proportion of chromium to protect against oxidation.

The Kiritsuke chef's knife (切付包丁) is a hybrid of the Gyuto and the Yanagi, two distinct Japanese chef's knives. It is longer than the Gyuto, but unlike the Yanagi, it has an angled tip also called "Reverse Tanto" or "K-tip". Handmade Razor sharp Japanese stainless steel Rust resistant Hidden full silk sleeve Perfectly balanced for comfort Bamboo "Saya" (鞘) - blade guard included Sustainably grown bamboo box