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Kamikoto Knives Review

My experience using Kamikoto Knives and other products!

Hi, everyone! When I first started this blog of mine, I used to give a lot of tips and tricks from working in the restaurant industry. While I still do that in all of my recipes such as cooking techniques, I haven’t touched on utensils and products in a while.

This is a sponsored review post on behalf of Kamikoto. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

To me, the MOST important tool to have in the kitchen is a one good quality knife. Or, at least one good quality knife that is your go-to.

While this is the case, I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I have been working with a knife kit I’ve had since college. I went to Johnson & Wales and got my Associates degree in Culinary Arts.

Along with the tuition, you get a set of knives and I have been rocking that set ever since! Some ahem… 10ish (…12ish?) years ago.

Needless to say, I have been in need of a really good knife set. And, lucky for me Kamikoto contacted me asking for a review. I immediately jumped at the chance because you just can’t get better knives than Japanese steel, in my opinion.

They sent me the Kanpeki Knife set which includes a vegetable knife, a slicing knife, and a utility knife. I have been using them for a couple weeks and I am extremely happy with them.

My favorite one is the larger slicing knife. I am used to working with this style knife because that is all we had at an Asian restaurant I worked at for many years.

It is very versatile even though it is on the larger side.

I also received this floating knife block that is for display. It is made of beech wood and has a magnet inside that you can easily store the knives on. Plus, it looks pretty cool if you ask me!


They also sent the sharpening whetstone. I used this allllll the time at work as well.

I have not needed to use it yet, so I can’t say if I recommend this product. It looks and feels very high quality and they have directions with it on how to use which comes in handy.

The knives themselves are so sharp, I haven’t had to sharpen them yet!



The three-piece knife kit also comes in this beautiful wooden box. I think this would be a wonderful gift to give! Christmas, anyone??

I gave the Kanpeki Knife Set to my Mom for her last birthday and she still raves about them!

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50 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    April 19, 2017

    That floating knife block is incredible. I love the mix if steel and wood!

  2. avatar
    April 19, 2017

    Oh my goodness they are all beautiful! I love the 4 piece leaf bowl set. So pretty!

  3. avatar
    April 19, 2017

    At least one good knife is definitely essential to any cook! These look great

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      Terine Higa says:
      April 27, 2017

      Love the Senshi Dual Knife Set with Wooden Display Stand. Gives the knives a respectful and zen like presentation that invites you to want to cut sashimi

  4. avatar
    April 19, 2017

    I would love any of their knives! My friends know me as the santoku knife queen because I talk about how awesome they are nonstop! I’d love to win and try this one!

  5. avatar
    Jazmin says:
    April 19, 2017

    Love them all but the Chef’s knife looks awesome!

  6. avatar
    MaryEllen says:
    April 19, 2017

    Holy cow!! To have any of those knives would be amazing. I’d love the Chef’s knife!

  7. avatar
    Sheena says:
    April 19, 2017

    The chef’s knife would be used most in my kitchen!

  8. avatar
    David Tong says:
    April 19, 2017

    My favorite is the butcher’s knife! That thing is the perfect combination of savage and beautiful.

  9. avatar
    April 20, 2017

    My favorite is the slicing knife. second would be the butcher knife.

  10. avatar
    bill burke says:
    April 20, 2017

    slicing knife is outstanding as are all of them

  11. avatar
    bill burke says:
    April 20, 2017

    all these knives are like cherry blossoms.

  12. avatar
    Shelley says:
    April 20, 2017

    I really love that floating knife holder. Now that I don’t have to worry about kids etc., I’ve wanted a pretty and modern way to show off some utensils! That does look like a good stone, bummed to see they are sold out.

  13. avatar
    Theresa Russell says:
    April 21, 2017

    I am a Chef and had the privilege of using my co-workers Kamikoto Santoku knife. I just couldn’t put it down. My knife skills are VERY good however, this knife makes the detail cuts even BETTER! I can be so creative and efficient. IT’s like my own hands are a “food processor” without having to use electricity. As much as I like my co-worker, I can’t wait until he goes on vacation (with his permission) I can use his knives. I only work PT so I still can’t afford these incredible beauties!

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    Susan Clark says:
    April 21, 2017

    I am captivated by the wooden knife holder…is this the one with themagnet inside?
    I really need one for my knives. Though, I have to say, I’d love to have the three knife set with the wooden holder.

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      April 21, 2017

      Yes, the one pictures has a magnet inside. A first I thought there was no way the knives would stick but they do, very impressive counter display!

  15. avatar
    Tung Vu says:
    April 21, 2017

    I am obsessed with these knives. To be honest I love the Kanpeki knife set, but my favorite item from Kamikoto would have to be the 7 in Santoku or the Senshi dual knife set.

  16. avatar
    Elena Sun says:
    April 22, 2017

    My husband @skinnyguyscooktoo has taken a huge interest in Japanese knives! He has purchase a couple but one can never have enough great quality knives. I personally like the 3 piece knive set. Trying to decide between the Santoku or the 3 piece set for his birthday!

  17. avatar
    Ryan Vanselow says:
    April 22, 2017

    Definitely the kanepeki knife set; these blades are absolutely gorgeous.

  18. avatar
    Matt Stolp says:
    April 22, 2017

    Hard to really pick a favorite as their items are beautiful. But am leaning toward the floating knife board.

  19. avatar
    Dwight says:
    April 22, 2017

    I would love to have a chef’s knife that beautiful! And I’d love to teach my daughter how cooking should be done!

  20. avatar
    Laurence Dela Rosa says:
    April 23, 2017

    Hello. I’m thankful I have seen this post because I’ve been contemplating on buying a wonderful set of Kamikoto knives. They look fascinating and made of high-quality. But the one that really caught my attention was the floating knife block since it is just one of a kind. I would definitely buy them soon.

  21. avatar
    rick Statezny says:
    April 23, 2017

    The floating knife holder is excellent!

  22. avatar
    Chuck Granade says:
    April 23, 2017

    I really like the Senshi dual knife set. I’m an avid cook and with Japanese in my heritage I always wanted a high quality Japanes made knife set.

  23. avatar
    Moustafa says:
    April 23, 2017

    I just got the Kanpeki Set as a birthday gift and can’t wait to receive them.

  24. avatar
    James Smith says:
    April 23, 2017

    The floating knife block. The only problem is that I keep thinking of it as a sword(s) of Damocles and wondering when the magnet might fail…

  25. avatar
    D Lin says:
    April 23, 2017

    The santoku knife is my go-to blade in the kitchen.

  26. avatar
    Jon perey says:
    April 24, 2017

    Chef’s knife ALL DAY. Most versatile in my book.

  27. avatar
    Jen says:
    April 24, 2017

    I would love the floating knife block – its beautiful and would be a great way to store my knives since I can’t install a wall strip.

  28. avatar
    Michael Wilford says:
    April 24, 2017

    The quality of Kamikoto high-grade Japanese steel is impressive. That alone satisfies my need, my desire for fine, dependable culinary knives.

  29. avatar
    puja says:
    April 24, 2017

    love love the floating knife block.

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    Darlene Raiford says:
    April 24, 2017

    I would love the 3 piece knife set. I currently only use Japanese knives because I feel they are hands down the best. I have spent a lot of money on knives because I feel they are your best and most used item in the kitchen.

  31. avatar
    Ray P says:
    April 24, 2017

    The Senshi Dual Knife Set with Wooden Display Stand looks so cool!

  32. avatar
    David Sinaiko says:
    April 24, 2017

    The 7-inch Santoku Chef’s Knife looks fantastic. Its versatility and precision craftsmanship make it my favorite in the Kamikoto store.

  33. avatar
    Ines Prine says:
    April 25, 2017

    The Kanpeki Knife set with the Floating Knife Block are my favorites!!! But that Kamikoto 7-inch Santoku Chef’s Knife sure would make a nice adiition to my kitchen!!!

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      Ines Prine says:
      May 2, 2017

      addition!! I hate spelling mistakes : /

  34. avatar
    David Bagnoni says:
    April 25, 2017

    I have been wanting to buy a good set of knives and have been putting it off for one reason or another. These are a very good set of knives at a reasonable price.

  35. avatar
    Andrew Swoboy says:
    April 25, 2017

    Forged steel makes an iron chef. Love the floating block and would love to have a chef’s knife!

  36. avatar
    John C says:
    April 25, 2017

    The Senshi dual knife set looks amazing. Would love to use it in the kitchen.

  37. avatar
    Alan Otero says:
    April 26, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to get this set of kamikoto knives for my girlfriend.

  38. avatar
    Linda Vu-Nguyen says:
    April 26, 2017

    I’d choose the santoku knife, though tempted to order the set based on your review!

  39. avatar
    Danny C says:
    April 26, 2017

    The Kanpeki Set is definitely the way to go. Three stellar options to make your kitchen a blade haven. I feel like any meal can be tackled with these knives.

  40. avatar
    April 26, 2017

    I love the look and design of the floating knife block

  41. avatar
    Michelle says:
    April 26, 2017

    Thanks for the review! Was looking to purchase the Kanpeki set for my husband for his first Father’s Day! He is a knife connoisseur (and I have not been kind to his Wustofs ??) would love to win the chefs knife!

  42. avatar
    Carlene Mulder says:
    April 27, 2017

    I used to sell Cutco these look spectacular.

  43. avatar
    July 21, 2017

    Awesome review! I’ve been eyeing this set for months now! The Kanpeki set, for me, takes the cake because of the range of utility that the full set covers.

  44. avatar
    Alice says:
    July 21, 2017

    It’s got to be the vegetable knife. One of the things I learned growing up was that to test how sharp your knife was, try cutting through tomato skin or onion skin and that will tell you if you need to keep sharpening it. I love onions so I’m constantly cutting up some.

  45. avatar
    J.M. Hicks says:
    July 21, 2017

    I have been using the 7″ Santorum knife and really like it. Very sharp and good balance. Ranks up there with my Wusthofs.

  46. avatar
    August 25, 2017

    After seeing the add on TV i’m very interested, Love to cook for my family and would love to win this knife! IT LOOKS AWESOME!!

  47. avatar
    DrTFWilson says:
    January 1, 2018

    I don’t get it… When I Googled it it said Amazon sells this set for $1295 dollars, when I read the reviews.. It said it is not from Japan, It is from China.
    The Kamikoto Company Website will sell this set for $ 265 with code 77Off.
    Ebay offers from $350 to $500..
    Buyer Beware… Do the research