The innovative modern design of the Kawashima Chef’s knife is characterized by its curved blade geometry, wide surface area and razor sharp 15 degree cutting edge made from rare SG2 powdered steel. The distinctive curved handle design ensures comfort while working by releasing arm tension and allowing smoother movements. The result is a well-balanced, highly maneuverable tool that feels perfect in the hand.
Made in Seki, Japan
Powdered SG2 steel
65 Rockwell hardness
15° Precision edge
Walnut color pakkawood handle
The Knife for Life™ guarantee provides a lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects.
100% Messermeister quality
Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
Do not place in dishwasher.
Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
Amazing knife, top notch company. Always wanted one after reading that Martin Yan used messermeister knives. Really really awesome.
Full disclosure I am a bit of a knife nut. First the pros. My Knife arrived sharp. Ten strops on some hard leather impregnated with 2.5 micron Diamond dust let the edge beyond sharp. I love the super hard fine grained SG2 core steel. the Edge bevel is very thing but thick enough it can survive touching a bone by accident with out getting a chip. This is nice for a western cook lacking perfect knife discipline. Over all the blade geometry is very nice and this thing cuts like a laser. The fit and finish is very nice and you can tell there was at least a little hand work involved in the knifes production. I like the handle and handle angle. Lends itself to push cutting, but still has enough blade belly for some rocking cuts as long as your mindful about digging the tip into your cutting board. . As this of 2/8/2021 this knife was on sale and is competitive with other knives of similar construction and finish level. Glad I bought it. GREAT warranty here that you may not get elsewhere. So this is the place to buy this knife if you can.
Cons So this is a super minor knit pick. MSRP for this knife is high, but I got it on sale so I can't gripe. Over all the blade polish could have been taken to a higher more refined polish considering the price point. I would love to own this knife with a prettier linen micarta handle. Pakkawood handles while very functional do not thrill me.
Would buy again and would recomend.
A great knife for both home cooks and professional use.
Comfortable handle with a razor sharp blade that allows you to prep faster.