Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KAMIKOTO 神箏 KANPEKI KNIFE SET REVIEW

Kanpeki Knife Set: a long slicing knife (top), a Nakiri vegetable knife(middle), and an utility knife.(bottom)
Nakiri Vegetable Knife, slicing onion
I am extremely excited to try out this beautiful Kanpeki Knife Set from Kamikoto 神箏 , who is a maker of knives with high-grade Japanese steel from the Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The company Kamikoto is so confident in their knives that they even provide a limited warranty for lifetime for their customers.

Cutting ingredients is never my favorite thing to do, but I finally understand how a good knife can change so much in cooking. It just makes cutting so much easier and fun! I absolutely love these knives because they are designed in a way so that you can use them effortlessly and precisely. Let me show you what I did with these knives!

Once unpacking, I couldn't be more impressed with its knife wooden box. It looks very unique and sophisticated with their company name engraved on box cover. When you open the box, you will find a "Certificate of Authenticity" for the knife set. 

Knife wooden box cover
Knife box opening clip
Certificate of Authenticity
Inside the box, there are these black spongy materials that keep the knives in place when storing them. For each knife, both handle and blade have a satin finish to create a soft glow. The handle is long and round, which provides a comfortable, good grip for my hand without any slipping problem. They are heavier than the typical knives, very sharp at the same time, which means I need less strength to cut.

Kanpeki Knife Set: a long slicing knife (top), a Nakiri vegetable knife(middle), and an utility knife.(bottom)
There are 3 knives in the Kanpeki Knife Set: a long slicing knife, a Nakiri vegetable knife, and an utility knife.

LONG SLICING KNIFE

The long slicing knife is great for slicing anything for me. It is 8.5 inches, long enough to cut larger vegetables like cabbage, lettuce, bell peppers, etc. Due to its long and curvy shape, it is great for mincing things like garlic, ginger, green onions, etc. (See GIF below) The pointy end is good for making small cuts on raw meat before marinating them.

Long slicing knife (8.5 inches)
Useful for cutting raw or cooked meat. 


NAKIRI VEGETABLE KNIFE

As the name suggested, it is great for cutting vegetables. It is 7 inches long and is heavier than the slicing knife, which makes it a better fit for cutting harder vegetables like carrots and celery. The large blade is extremely useful for several things. Due to the larger area on the blade, it is logical to use it for cutting large fruit/vegetable like watermelons, squash, pumpkins, eggplants, etc. Use it to dice onions, tomatoes, or potatoes is good too. Lastly, I like to use the large blade to carry things to a bowl.

Nakiri vegetable knife (7 inches long) 
The heavy, sharp blade is great for making straight and thin cuts


UTILITY KNIFE

The utility is a smaller knife that is only 5 inches long. Although it is the smallest knife out of all, it is lighter, more versatile, and the easiest to use. Most of the time, I don't have to cut anything extremely hard or huge. The utility knife can usually handle mid-size food. It is also uniquely perfect for more detailed tasks like unpeeling, scoring, or cutting something small like a lime or strawberry.

Utility Knife (5 inches long)
Smaller knife is light and more versatile 
CONCLUSION

I am extremely satisfy with my Kanpeki Knife Set. For most of the time, I can just grab any one of those knives and prepare my food. Cutting food used to be my least favorite part of cooking. I tended to ignore the quality of my knives and just go with whatever I have at home, which are these dull and old knives. Now, I actually enjoy cutting ingredients and can't wait to try out more recipes at home.

Needless to say, these knives are very well-designed to work with the hand and the way you cut. It has a good amount of weight to keep it well balanced and make effortless cuts. Here's some chopping, dicing, and mincing I did at home.




ORDER KANPEKI KNIFE SET

Click Here to order your Kanpeki Knife Set and get ready to love cooking again! Like I mentioned earlier, the company provides a limited warranty for lifetime for their customers. And if you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, they are always there to help you with returning your purchase. Read more at their return & refund policy page.

Kanpeki Knife Set with knife's certificate of authenticity 



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49 comments:

  1. very great review of the knives, thanks for the link!

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    1. Thanks! Glad that you enjoyed it! :)

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    2. Great review of the knives

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  2. Coo ! What king of Steel are these made from? Japan has some Realy great Knife Steels !

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    1. I am not sure what kind of steel, but I think they are from Honshu 本州, Japan. I read it from their website. https://kamikoto.com/pages/about-kamikoto

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  3. They look expensive but I sure would love a set

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    1. I think they have a discount price now. I am impressed by their knives too!

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    2. They did, and I got a set, but I have not seen a posting of it anymore. It was limited time. The set cost about as much as one knife does!

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  4. My breath caught when I saw these! I have been dreaming of owning such a beautiful set.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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    1. I had the same feeling when I first saw the knife set too! They are too beautiful!

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  5. i am always looking for a great knife set for cooking this would be a perfect additioon to my kitchen

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    1. Nice! It seems like you love to cook! Have fun!

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  6. All my knives are cheap & barely work... can't imagine having a nice one!

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    1. That's exactly what happened to me before. I love this knife set and feels great using them!

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  7. An impressive looking knife set for sure.

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    1. That's true, I still think it looks impressive every time I use it. The nice wooden box makes it look even better! :>

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  8. They are so beautiful, would love to have a great set of knives

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  9. After I search it from Amazon, is it made in "China"?

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  10. The knife set you reviewed back in April, made me go look them up on Amazon.

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  11. I am looking for some strong, well-balanced and well-made knives; these look like an option. Thank you for the review.

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  12. Japan has a lot of specialty knives for vegetables, sushi, etc...

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  13. These look really high quality, sharp and long lasting knives!

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  14. There are some really cool blade making techniques in Japan !

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  15. I am so jealous. My knives are horrible hand me downs. I spend way too much time hammering the bolts back into them

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  16. strong, well-balanced and well-made knives

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  18. These look like some beautiful knives.

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  19. LOL I'd still hate cutting up ingredients

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  20. look like some beautiful knives.

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  21. OMG! I'd like to use one someday. Maybe I can get my hands on them before I go to culinary school :)

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  22. I really need a good set of knives, these ones look amazing.

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  23. very useless review, please look up other knife review websites before taking something on for the first time. You need to talk about the blade, and handle , and the mterials, and dimensions, thickness, weight, durability, stain resistance, i dont think you are aware japanese knives use different much steeper angles than western knives, and you cannot sharpen them with most home sharpeners. 15degrrees angle's vs 30-45 degree angles on western knives. research is needed on your part.

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  24. I just received a set of these knives. They appear to be Chinese manufactured, mass-produced knives. I go to Kyoto twice a year and have fine knives from Aritsugu and a couple of other shops in Japan. The Kamikoto knives are no where near that quality of my other fine knives.

    Kevin (above), you are mistaken about Japanese vs Western bevels, and in Japan there are many different ways of sharpening a blade. I agree, mostly, with your posting, but it is about as useless as your assessment of the review.

    My opinion, as a professional wood worker who sharpens daily and as an afficionado of Japanese tools and kitchen knives: These are not all that. Basic, decent kitchen knives. The claim of 1200bucks for a set is folly. I bet they have never sold a set for that price.

    I will leave them at my girlfriend's house for her to use, but when I cook at her house, I'll use my own knives...

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    1. I agree with UNKNOWN.. I purchased the set and it is disappointing ...the quality is not worth the price and they are no better then the Knives I already have... I think we have been taken....

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  25. Great review! I bought this set when they had an incredible deal! I should of bought more than one but I believe it was limited! Well balanced and sharp! Great box. I actually have not used them yet, almost afraid to take them out they are so sharp! I wish I had told others!

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  26. Wish I had seen this deal everyone is talking about. I need new knives. These sound like great knives.

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