Kessaku Samurai Series Stainless Steel Carving Knife, 12-Inch

Last updated: August 20, 2021

Stunning is the best word to describe this carving knife. It comes with a beautiful pakkawood handle that's comfortable to hold. It has a full-tang for added strength, resists moisture and stays nice and cool to the touch.

Kessaku Samurai Series Stainless Steel Carving Knife, 12-Inch

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Thanks to the included gift box, this slicing knife makes for an excellent housewarming, engagement or wedding present.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Kessaku Samurai Series Stainless Steel Carving Knife, 12-Inch placed 2nd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Our 12″ professional Slicing Carving knife will be a staple in your kitchen and will become your go to knife. The knife is constructed by hand of a high carbon 7CR17MOV Stainless Steel, has a 58+ rockwell hardness and is very resistant to corrosion and rust. The mirror polished, smooth pakka wood handle offers superior strength, while its sanitary build ensures no dirt or debris collects on the knife. This handle is heat, cold and moisture resistant and is constructed utilizing a full tang. The blade is hand sharpened by a 16 degree angle per side and is well balanced. The knife’s ergonomics helps reduce the chance of experiencing aches and fatigue in your hands. Remember to hand wash your knife then wipe and dry clean. Stainless steel, although stain and rust resistant, is not impervious to water.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Resistant to heat, cold, and moisture, both handle and blade are more than capable of withstanding the highs and lows of kitchen temperatures.
The knives are properly balanced to lower ache and tiredness in the hands, but still, feel strong and effortless when you work with them.
This is a good budget knife that still provides some really good performance.
Thanks to the high-carbon stainless steel, the knife is immune to deterioration.
This knife is two times sharper than other brands.

What reviewers didn't like

It’s not a super high carbon content and sits at just barely more than standard stainless steel.
Designed by KESSAKU in Japan but made in China
The blades don’t work properly.
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