- Steel: High-carbon, high-chromium German DIN1.4116 stainless steel
- Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- Handle: Molded resin
- Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
- Includes matching sheath
The Kai Inspire Santoku offers an Asian-style blade that works well for any job for which you’d normally choose a chef’s knife. Yet the santoku’s shorter length and blade design make it highly maneuverable. Many cooks find they prefer it to a chef’s knife for many kitchen tasks. It's perfect for slicing, dicing, mincing, and more. If you prefer a smaller, agile knife, the Kai Inspire Santoku could be your new best friend in the kitchen.
With its beautiful styling, top performance, and affordable price, the Kai Inspire series was made to inspire your cooking. The unique hammered finish is the first thing that will catch your eye. But once you try it, you'll come back to Inspire for its effortless cutting capabilities. The high-carbon stainless steel blade has been expertly hardened for exceptional edge retention, strength, and rigidity. Mirror polish on the upper part of the blade and a graze finish on the lower part add beauty as well as enhancing stain and corrosion resistance. The edge is hand sharpened and finished to a razor-sharp 16° cutting edge each side. Inspire's quality steel is easily the equal of much higher-priced competitors. For a comfortable and secure grip, Inspire's handles are contoured to fit both larger and smaller hands. A matching storage sheath is included with each piece of Inspire kitchen cutlery.