Comprised of knives from both worlds, the Kai Wasabi Black series of knives offers a selection of blades from both traditional Japanese and Western styles. The Kai Wasabi Black 7 Piece Knife Block set furnishes a thoughtfully selected assortment of essentials, housed within a handsome wood block. Consisting of a 4” Paring Knife, a 6” Utility Knife, an 8” Chef’s Knife, a 6.5” Nakiri, a 9” Bread Knife, a set of Kitchen Shears and an 11-Slot Knife Block, this set makes an excellent gift for those starting their knife collection
Short and petite, the Kai Wasabi Black 4” Paring knife is your go-to knife for controlled tasks, such as peeling, paring and coring. This blade manages details well, such as chopping and mincing small vegetables and garlic. For tasks a little bigger in size, reach for the narrow and straight design of the Kai Wasabi Black 6” Utility Knife. This versatile utility knife excels with meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, proving handy when assembling sandwiches.
For more sizable tasks, the Kai Wasabi Black 6.5” Nakiri makes short work of chopping copious amounts of vegetables and easily shreds lettuce with swift and clean handling. The Kai Wasabi Black 8” Chef’s Knife offers the ultimate multi-purpose blades, with a curved belly that excels with fine mincing, as well as with chopping, dicing and slicing meats, fruits and vegetables. When a serrated blade is called for, reach for the Kai Wasabi Black 9” Bread Knife, which readily manages a variety of crusty, delicate and chewy breads with its wide serrations. This long blade excels with thick, tough-rinded vegetables and fruits as well.
The Kitchen Shears are included to assist with opening packages, snipping herbs, cutting flowers and other miscellaneous chores around the kitchen. Cleaning is easy as this clever pair of shears also unhinge to come apart. Lastly, a beautiful, 11-slot wood block provides the secure and safe storage, and offers 5 open slots to accommodate expansion.
The blade of a Kai Wasabi Black Knife is made using high-carbon Daido 1K6 stainless steel and offers extraordinary sharpness and edge retention. The traditional Japanese blades offer a razor sharp single-bevel edge sharpened to a 16˚ cutting edge, while the knives that represent the Western side of the family offer an impressively keen, double-bevel edge sharpened to 16˚ each side, for a 32˚ cutting angle. Blades are then graze-finished for a fetching brushed-steel look. Crafted from synthetic polypropylene resin, each handles is formed into an traditional Japanese shape. For best results, Kai Wasabi Black cutlery should be hand-washed.
The KAI corporation has been producing top-notch cutlery for more than one hundred years in Seki City, Japan. The Kai Wasabi Black 7 Piece Knife Block Set offers a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.