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Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade

Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Bunka Collection - 210 mm blade

Regular price €130.00 Sale price €170.00

Japanese Sharpness, Western Robustness.


          The Kiritsuke chef knife (切付包丁) is a hybrid of the Gyuto and Yanagi, two distinct Japanese chef knives. It is longer than the Gyuto, but unlike the Yanagi, it has an angled point also called “reverse Tanto” or “K-tip”.

        • Handmade
        • Razor-sharp Japanese stainless steel
        • Rust-resistant
        • Hidden full tang
        • Perfectly balanced for comfort
        • Bamboo "Saya" (鞘) - blade guard included
        • Sustainably-grown bamboo box


        Blade length / Total length
        21 cm (8") / 33 cm (13")
        Blade material
        440C high-carbon stainless steel
        Blade type
        Double bevel
        190 g (6.7 oz)
        Blade hardness
        HRC 60 +/-1
        Thickness at the spine
        1.8 mm
        Steel heat treatment
        Blade angle
        15˚, 50/50 symmetrical grind
        Handle material


        * Do not cut on hard surfaces (metal, ceramic, marble)
        * Use a wooden or soft plastic cutting board
        * Do not cut bones or frozen foods
        * Hand-wash and dry quickly after use
        * Do not wash in dishwasher, do not soak, or leave in a wet sink

      90 days money-back guarantee

      Lifetime international warranty

      Free worldwide shipping for orders > 150€


      Rediscover Cooking

      Rediscover the art of cooking with KOTAI knives. Experience the sharpness and precision of handcrafted blades made from the finest materials. Elevate your culinary creations to new heights with the perfect combination of tradition and modern innovation.

      Lasting Performance

      440C has more than 2x the carbon content than other premium steels. The blade, heat treated to HRC 60 +/- 1 hardness, keeps its razor-sharp edge cut after cut.

      Ergonomically Engineered

      The perfect weight distribution and hand-polished ebony handle have been designed for you to cut effortlessly through the toughest food without compromising on comfort.

      The Kiritsuke can perform versatile functions and is the favorite go-to knife of many Japanese chefs.

      In fact, in most fine restaurants only the head chef is allowed to use it, therefore the Kiritsuke is often considered to be a symbol of expertise and status.

      KOTAI’s Kiritsuke is made of Japanese 440C, a premium steel that balances a high carbon content for hardness, sharpness and edge retention with the perfect amount of chromium to prevent corrosion.


      Comfortable and well-balanced. I love the hand-hammered pattern on the blade. Excellent craftsmanship.

      - PHILIPPE COLINET, three times Michelin Starred Chef at Colette (5-star hotel Sezz), Saint-Tropez, France

      Knife experts at the service of gastronomy experts.

      - Robert Fontana, Executive Chef, Pacific Club Hong Kong

      Powerful knife, yet very comfortable and precise.
      I always have it right beside me.

      - Thibaut Gamba, Michelin Starred Chef at La Table, (5-star hotel Clarance), Lille, France

      I am speechless! The knife is spectacular!

      - Francesco Arena, Executive Chef, Maison B hotel (4-star hotel), Rimini, Italy

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

      - Matthieu Pasgrimaud, Michelin Starred Chef at Le 1825-La Table, Gesté, France


      High-end 440C 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.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 106 reviews
      david latour (FR)
      Au top !

      ayant deja un couteau pour lequel je suis plus que satisfait , malgres un petit souci reglé par le service SAV , je vous recommande vraiment cette marque !

      morganedesard (Buyer at Etsy)

      Un très beau produit, avec un packaging très élégant qui en fait un beau cadeau pour les fêtes. L'envoi a été super rapide, le colis a été préparé le jour même et envoyé le lendemain ! Je recommande !

      Holly (Buyer at Faire)

      Beautiful knives and very quick delivery.

      jeremy (Buyer at Amazon)
      32 mois d'utilisation

      ce couteau est un vrai régal, l'aiguisage facile (pierre grain 3000, 6000 et 10000). l'ébène s'est patiné magnifiquement. Evidemment aucune chance de rouille avec le 440c. satisfaction assurée. Parfait équilibre entre les couteaux japonais fragiles et sensibles à la rouille et nos couteaux d'occident lourds avec une lame epaisse.

      Raimon (Buyer at Orderchamp)

      Prima volgens opgave


      This knife is made of 440C steel from Japan. 440C is a high-carbon stainless steel, meaning that it combines the property of high-carbon steel (very hard due to the high carbon content of 0.95%+ and the vacuum heat treatment, therefore very sharp and able to keep its edge for much longer than other steels) and stainless steel (ability to resist corrosion and stains). So the blade will not rust, but you have to care for it properly by washing it with soapy water and drying it quickly after using it.

      Do not put it in the dishwasher or leave it to soak in the sink.

      A “cheap” knife will end up costing you more in the long run, because it can break or turn dull. Low quality steel will not keep a sharp edge no matter how many hours you waste on sharpening, and you will end up having to buy a new knife every year or so.

      There are plenty of “cheap” knives that cannot perform to decent standards and very few options for chefs who are passionate about cooking, need the right tools to assist them in their career or hobby but are not willing to overspend on a brand name. Get your KOTAI knife today for a lifetime of safe and delicious cooking.

      We believe that a good knife should be a chef's trusted partner for life.

      That is why we are proud to stand behind our knives with a lifetime warranty.

      If you find that your knife has any manufacturing defect, you may contact us at and we will repair or replace it for free.

      On top of the lifetime manufacturing warranty, you can benefit from the protection of a 90-day money-back warranty in case your KOTAI knife does not live up to your expectations.

      Try a KOTAI knife risk-free and return it within 90 days if you do not like it. No questions asked.