For those who prefer a slightly shorter chef's knife, may we suggest this beautiful knife? Like the larger 8-inch version, this 7-inch chef's knife is based on its elegant Asian counterpart, the gyuto. It offers a wider heel, a fairly flat profile toward the heel—perfect for push cuts—but Kai also gave it a little belly from mid-blade toward the tip so that it can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices. This slightly smaller size is an exceptionally lightweight and easy-to-use version of the all-purpose chef's knife that no cook can be without.
A slightly smaller, very agile all-purpose kitchen knife
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) offers top cutting performance
Composite Blade Technology puts san mai VG-MAX “super” steel on the cutting edge, SUS420J2 on the blade upper
Blonde PakkaWood® handle is moisture resistant, beautiful, and durable
Handcrafted in Japan
Features + Details
Slicing, Vegetable & Fruit
Limited Lifetime Warranty
7 in. (178mm)
Country of Origin
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