Japanese Utility Knives 440C Steel | Daimyo Series

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A perfect fusion of tradition and technology, this 5-inch kitchen knife is manufactured with vacuum heat-treated Japanese stainless steel to ensure outstanding durability. Thanks to its scalpel-like 13-15 degree edge, it combines the best features of a chef’s knife and a paring knife to slice with minimal resistance, making it perfect for cutting tender meats, vegetables, fruit, and more with meticulously exact precision. The 440C steel’s 59-60 Rockwell hardness provides unrivaled performance, superior corrosion resistance, and exceptional edge retention. The durable rosewood handle is impervious to heat, cold, rust, and moisture while also boasting great comfort and perfect balance, preventing fatigue and cramp even when handling reunions, housewarmings, showers, and more. No detail is amiss, with a touch of elegance from the unique mosaic pin in the center of the handle. This beautiful piece of kitchen equipment comes complete with its own sheath and case to preserve and store it with care.

Get this trustworthy and versatile Kyoku utility knife and take another step on your way to becoming a master chef!

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Sharpened to a 13 to 15 degree edge, it delivers exceedingly precise cuts ideal for peeling vegetables, mincing herbs, coring fruit, deveining shrimp, and more with negligible resistance; the steel’s 59-60 HRC strength provides unrivaled performance, superior corrosion resistance, and exceptional edge retention


The rosewood handle with its signature mosaic pin withstands cold, heat, corrosion, and moisture; the provided sheath and case allow you to preserve and store your knife with the cleanliness and care it deserves


This knife’s meticulous craftsmanship provides you the perfect shape and weight distribution needed for well-balanced operation, preventing fatigue and cramp even in professional settings requiring extended sessions of use


Japanese 440C stainless steel

The steel has been vacuum heat treated and paired with a perfectly balanced rosewood handle to offer superior precision and control to home chefs and culinary professionals.