Japanese Kawashima Knives
On a razor’s edge.
When Messermeister told us these slicers were the sharpest they’d ever made, we weren’t surprised. They were designed with a lil’ help from legendary bladesmith Shoichi Kawashima, and they’re crafted by third-generation knife artisans in Seki, Japan (aka the home of modern Japanese kitchen cutlery). Each one has an ultra-fine, 15-degree cutting edge made from rare powdered steel, plus a curved handle that’ll go easy on the hands and wrists.
Snap up whichever knife suits your fancy (there’s a 4-inch paring, 6-inch utility, 8-inch chef’s, and 10-inch slicer) or grab the five-piece set—which comes with all four, plus a magnetic wooden block that’ll keep ‘em always at the ready. Now, that’s a sharp lineup!
Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten
Details & Materials +-
Powdered steel with an Eco Brass bolster and Walnut Pakkawood handle.
3.5" Paring knife: 1.00" W x 7.75" L x 0.75" H
6" Utility knife: 1.50" W x 10.25" L x 0.75" H
8" Chefs knife: 2.50" W x 13.00" L x 0.88" H
10" Slicer: 2.00" W x 15.00" L x 0.88" H
5-Piece Set: Knife Block measures 10" L x 3.25" W x 10" H. Each 5-piece set includes one 3.5" Paring Knife, one 6" Utility Knife, one 8" Chef's Knife, one 10" Slicer, and one Knife Block.
Care & Notes +-
Hand-wash with warm water, hand-dry immediately.
Shipping & Returns +-
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