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Kai Pro Asian Multi-Prep Knife 5"




Style : HT7069

Kai Pro knives come from Kai, the 110-year-old Japanese company that makes reknowned Shun cutlery. Kai Pro is intended for the aspiring cook, both at home and in commercial kitchens, who has outgrown entry-level cutlery. Kai Pro knives are certified for commercial use by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), and offer a combination of high performance, durability, and affordability that's quite remarkable. In Japan, this nimble, triangular blade is called a honesuki. It's perfect for boning poultry and trimming meats. Yet it also has a wide variety of other food prep functions, from slicing garlic to trimming vegetables. The narrow tip is ideal for maneuvering around bones and between joints. The wider end makes slicing vegetables like shallots or trimming green beans quick and easy. This blade shape provides a high level of control, which is especially important when boning or handling small to medium-sized fruits and vegetables.

Each Kai Pro knife features a blade made from Japanese AUS6M steel, which extends to the end of the handle for a balanced, full-tang construction. Kai Pro knives perform differently than western-style knives, which are usually sharpened at a 20-25 degree angle. Kai Pro takes a finer, 16 degree edge for smoother, sharper action. This Japanese-style hammered finish on the blades serves a function as well as giving a dramatic appearance. The hollow cavities form tiny pockets of air, helping release food from the steel. In addition, the finish reduces blade drag while cutting. The handles on Kai Pro knives are made from a high-performance thermoplastic that is extremely rigid, to add strength and comfort during food prep. As you cut, your hand will fit perfectly around the durable, riveted handle. This pro-level grip offers a lifetime of performance for home cooks and is equally ready for the hectic tasks of a commercial kitchen.