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.
At up to 75 percent off original prices, this sale brings out the best chef in everyone. Emile Henry’s urban take on traditional olive oil bottles and loaf pans will tickle the serious baker, while Cuisinart’s high-tech blenders will keep the some-time smoothie fanatic inspired. Load up on stocking stuffers with Menu’s clever salt-and-pepper shakers, wine rack, and soap brush.
If you’re a cook, it’s likely the time of year when you’re scanning your kitchen and taking stock of what you don’t have, what you need to upgrade, and what you’ve simply lost in the mix. That’s why we’ve pulled together this sale — so you may stock up on kitchen essentials and accessories. All boast a mix of functionality and inspired design. And perhaps most tempting of all: Each pick is under $50.
Available in a rainbow of hues, these knives from Japanese cutlery manufacturer Kai blend function, style, and user comfort. The high-carbon stainless-steel blades stay sharp over time, and the resin coatings are both food-safe and easy to grip. Pick up versions to suit your needs, from slicing to paring. And there’s even a model just for sandwiches and bagels.