Gorgeous. Elegant. Ferociously formidable with unparalleled craftsmanship. Expertly designed by our master artisans, the Spectre Series knives feature perfectly balanced and ergonomic grips for amazing comfort and safety, shockingly sharp cutting edges, & are crafted to reflect centuries of traditional Japanese knife design
along with cutting-edge nitrogen-cooled forging techniques. Stylish & beautiful, these knives are sure to draw the eye in any kitchen!
The Spectre Series 9.5" Chef's Knife.
Gorgeous. Elegant. Ferociously formidable with unparalleled craftsmanship.
As part of Japanese culture since the 16th century, professional-grade Japanese knives have utilized the finest materials. Designed by our master artisans, the Spectre Series Chef's Knife has been crafted incorporating centuries of traditional Japanese knife design along with cutting-edge nitrogen-cooled forging techniques. Featuring a perfectly balanced, ergonomic grip for incredible comfort and safety, and a shockingly sharp cutting edge. The defining characteristics of traditional Japanese kitchen knives such as toughness, sharpness, edge-life, edge-quality, precision, comfort, and ease of use have not been lost.
The Chef Knife
A modern chef knife is a multi-purpose instrument designed to perform many different kitchen tasks well, rather than excelling at any single one. The chef knife’s profile is especially helpful for rapid, staccato, rocking motions, and its amazingly sharp, precision-forged, blade allows for effortless slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping vegetables, slicing meat or fish, and efficiently cutting up and disjointing a whole chicken or large cuts.
Setting New Standards in Performance: The Blade.
Relentlessly sharp. Made from our own specially formulated professional grade high-carbon Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel for enhanced corrosion resistance and non-stick properties. These precision-forged, nitrogen-cooled blades are handcrafted and hand sharpened by our virtuoso technicians using the three-stage traditional Japanese Honbazuke method, to a perfect 14° per side for clean, precise, cuts, amazing edge-retention, and they have a Rockwell Hardness of 58 for maximum strength, flexibility, and blade edge durability.
When you grasp the handle of this knife for the first time it will feel like it was made for you specifically. Its Traditional Japanese D-Shape is designed to tuck right into your palm for unrivaled comfort and control. Its Mirror-Polished Smooth Black Spanish Pakkawood handle offers superior strength and comfort while its seamless build ensures that no dirt or debris infiltrates its pristine body. Its Pakkwood handle is also nearly impervious to heat, cold, and moisture, and has a Full Tang (which means the blade extends all the way to the end of the handle) for added strength.
Beauty and design describe my new Kessaku set. The compliments I receive are great, but the design and ease of use make me very happy cook.
My favorite go to set. I enjoy them so much, they are my knives of choice when preparing meals in my personal kitchen and bring them alone when on a job.
So pleased to be a part of Kessaku Family. Not only are we in love with our Knives set, the customer support provided was top notch!