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Kai Seki Magoroku Imayo Chefs Knife 18cm

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Shun Imayo Chefs Knife, handcrafted in Japan is an all-purpose knife suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables.

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The Imayo Chefs Knife is shaped in the traditional European style.

It’s an all-purpose knife suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables.

The kitchen classic, a chef’s knife is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks from slicing, dicing and chopping fruits and vegetables as well as many other foods.

Available in 15cm and 21cm variants.

Imayo is part of Kai’s Seki Magoroku range of knives. Many celebrated swords were born in the Seki area and in the Kamakura era. The master craftsman “Magoroku of Seki” had the original technique of producing beautiful swords which were high quality and had outstanding sharpness. Made in Japan, these beautiful knives feature a hammered finish – tsuchime (tsoo-CHEE-may) in Japanese – which creates air pockets that improves food release when cutting.

Like others in the Kai family, the handle is made from hard-wearing PakkaWood which enables durability and comfort, as well as making it an attractive looking knife to have in your collection.

  • Blade Material: Molybdenum Vanadum stainless steel with tsuchime finish
  • Cutting Edge: Sharpened to 15° double-bevel blade 
  • Hardness: 60 HRC.
  • Handle Material: Black PakkaWood (premium, resin-impregnated hardwood)
  • Blade length: 18cm
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Shun knives are provided with a limited warranty from manufacturing defects.

One aspect of caring for your knives is maintaining the edge and, when needed, sharpening the blade. However, it is also important to be aware of how you are using your knives on a daily basis.
Please review the Care & Instructions tab
to get the full details on how to care for and maintain your Shun knife. Following these simple tips will ensure your Shun knives are always ready to use and will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Read through our Shun Blog to find out more information about this top-end brand and the differences between their ranges. See all Chef’s Complements Shun Knives here.

Please refer to our detailed Shun Use & Care blog article for full care instructions.

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