Kaiden Chef 165mm Santoku

Japanese damascus stainless steel multipurpose knife. Effortless cutting.

Kaiden Chef 165mm Santoku

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Kaiden Damascus 165mm Santoku

A slightly shorter santoku that is every bit as sharp as every knife in the Kaiden range. Also a good backup knife for doing more detailed work. Made in Seki, Japan.

Effortless cutting

Kaiden knives are made with one simple purpose – effortless cutting.

Each knife is shaped and sharpened by hand to an offset bevel designed for the right handed chef. The back (left side) of the blade is almost straight and is met on the front by a hamaguri - clamshell style - edge. This creates a cutting experience that is beyond joy. The handle is wood micarta - many layers of natural timber reinforced with resin for extra strength.

17 layer damascus steel

Kaiden knives start life as a 17-layer ingot of Damascus steel with a hard layer of stainless VG10 in the core. The ingot is drop forged, cut into shape and journeys through three dozen steps to make a knife that is worthy to have Kaiden chiselled into the blade.

To the uninitiated it might seem that a 33-layer Damascus steel knife is superior to a 17 layer knife and 63 layers is better still. While in terms of beauty more layers can sometimes mean a prettier blade, the number of layers has little to do with sharpness, edge retention or the overall quality of the blade. These aspects are up to the virtuosity of the maker.


Style Santoku Blade Length 170mm
Overall Length 290mm Weight 158gm
Blade Thickness 2mm Tang Full tang
HRC (hardness) 60 Composition 17 layer damascus, VG10 core
Edge Ryoba hamaguri offset bevel for right handers Saya Not included


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