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The Damascus Collection is available!

Don't miss out on getting our well-awaited Damascus knives!

Japanese Sharpness, Western Robustness

We combined the best of both worlds, so you don't have to settle.

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Sharpness VS. Comfort

Japanese knives are sharp, precise and beautiful, but fragile, prone to chipping and oxidation.

Western knives are sturdy, durable and rust-resistant, but lack the acute blade edges and nimbleness of their Asian counterparts.

We believe that you should not have to choose. KOTAI offers you the best of both worlds, so you don't have to compromise.


Handmade by Master Knifemakers

High-end 440C and AUS-10 Japanese steel is used by third-generation expert bladesmiths to handcraft flawless, durable and beautiful knives.

Each KOTAI knife requires 138 steps and over 2 months to be made before going through rigorous testing.


Hear it from the pros


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"The handle feels great in my hand and is well-balanced. I love the hand-hammered pattern on the blade. Excellent craftsmanship."

Philippe Colinet


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"We are pleasantly surprised by KOTAI since we embraced it. These are excellent tools for everyday use."

Romain Casas & Tiphaine Mollard


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"KOTAI is a brand that elevates your culinary journey by giving you a better cutting experience."

Matthieu Pasgrimaud


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"I am speechless! The knife is spectacular!"

Francesco Arena


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"Knife experts at the service of gastronomy experts."

Robert Fontana


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"A powerful knife, yet very comfortable and precise. I always have it right beside me."

Thibaut Gamba

100% free engraving option

Whether it's a cherished name, a meaningful date, or a special message, add a personal touch to your knives with our complimentary engraving service!




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Our partners

La Tablée des Chefs

Our collaboration with "La Tablée des Chefs" first began in March 2023 and has only grown stronger since then. We share a mutual vision of using the power of food and culinary expertise to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need. In the short period of time that we have been working together, KOTAI has felt privileged and honoured to be one of the sponsors of "La Tablée des Chefs" Culinary Brigades program, which was held in the city of Paris in June 2023.

Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque

As part of the 2023 edition of the traditional Great Christmas Sale organised by the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association, KOTAI was honoured to make a donation worth €2,000 and to support the noble mission of this project. Every year, this major Christmas market raises funds by reselling 100% donated products to finance surgical operations on disadvantaged children with heart malformations.