History

In 1908 Kai Corporation started life as a small pocket knife manufacturer in Seki, the ancient sword making capital of Japan.

Today Kai manufactures, sells, exports and imports more than 10,000 different types of cutlery and cutting tools, ranging from kitchen utensils to cosmetic accessories and surgical implements.

The tradition and skills handed down from the sword-smiths of ancient Japan have always been an inspiration and integral part of every Kai product since the company's foundation. Similarly Kai Shun kitchen knives are made using a combination of state of the art technology and long experience, and are highly esteemed all over the world – each Shun knife is handcrafted in Japan and requires at least 100 meticulous steps to complete.

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