Known for its innovative knifeware range, Kai has been in the cutlery business for more than a century. Founded in Japan in 1908 as Endo Manufacturing, the company opened its American outpost—Kai USA—in 1977, during its huge expansion into the European, Asian, and North American markets. Today, the ever-growing Kai empire comprises four esteemed brands—Kershaw, Shun, ZT, and Tan Ren—each of which has garnered awards for its military-grade tools and chef-quality knives. Tan Ren is especially notable, featuring blades forged from Daido 1K6 Japanese steel and resin-enforced hardwood handles.
Get inspired in the kitchen again: We’ve got everything you need in this sale — from food-prep tools to stylish accents — that’ll bring out your inner chef, and get you to try that recipe you’ve been putting off.
If you love to cook, you owe it to yourself to get the best tools you can. Start with great cookware and cutlery. Then stock up on accessories: Choose essentials in materials that last — from maple carving boards to innovative nylon utensils — and you’ll be set for years to come.
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