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KAI Japan is recognized as one of the world leaders in the manufacture of premium level chefs knives, highly appreciated by top class professionals as well as ambitious hobby chefs. For over 100 years, KAI Japan has been driven by a constant drive for aesthetic design, technical innovation & outstanding quality, enjoying cult status in Japan. These amazing razor-sharp knives are created in Seki City, Japan’s 700-year-old center for Samurai swords.

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Kai SA NeoGroup is proud to announce our sponsorhip of Chef Kobus van der Merwe & his Culinary Team at Wolfgat Paternoster

Kai Japan 2019 Ambiente Germany Exhibition When to going gets tough - the tough gets going…. Exciting New Mid-Priced Launches from KaiJapan to suit every budget]

Tim Malzer Kamagata

Tim Malzer Kamagata Series

The Tim Mälzer Kamagata series of kitchen knives makes an impact with its high standard of functionality, robust quality and minimalist aesthetics. With its clean-lined design, the knife collection focuses on the essentials required for efficient processes in the kitchen. At the beginning of the multi-year development process in Japan, Tim Mälzer designed the original blade shape himself.

2019 see’s the launch of the Tim Mälzer Kamagata series of kitchen knives in SA, which makes an impact with its high standard of functionality, robust quality and minimalist aesthetics. With its clean-lined design, the knife collection focuses on the essentials required for efficient processes in the kitchen. At the beginning of the multi-year development process in Japan, Tim Mälzer designed the original blade shape himself.

Seki Magoroku Shoso

Kai Shoso Series

With their sober and elegant stainless steel look, Seki Magoroku Shoso knives are a real gem in the kitchen. Forged from stainless steel, these knives are sharpened and honed with great technical skill. The result is blades with the kind of perfect sharpness, robustness and durability that is ideal for daily use in the kitchen.

Seki Magoroku Kinju & Hekiju

Kai Seki Magoroku Kinju and Hekiju

The chef’s knives in the Seki Magoroku Kinju and Hekiju series are particularly light in the hand and enable precise cutting. The 7 blades of the Kinju knives are suitable for right-handers, while the two blades of the Hekiju series are specially designed for left-handed users.

  • Tim Malzer Kamagata Series
    Tim Malzer Kamagata Series

    The Tim Mälzer Kamagata series of kitchen knives makes an impact with its high standard of functionality, robust quality and minimalist aesthetics. With its clean-lined design, the knife collection focuses on the essentials required for efficient processes in the kitchen. At the beginning of the multi-year development process in Japan, Tim Mälzer designed the original blade shape himself.

  • Kai Seki Magoroku Kinju and Hekiju
    Kai Seki Magoroku Kinju and Hekiju

    The chef’s knives in the Seki Magoroku Kinju and Hekiju series are particularly light in the hand and enable precise cutting. The 7 blades of the Kinju knives are suitable for right-handers, while the two blades of the Hekiju series are specially designed for left-handed users.

  • Kai Shoso Series
    Kai Shoso Series

    With their sober and elegant stainless steel look, Seki Magoroku Shoso knives are a real gem in the kitchen. Forged from stainless steel, these knives are sharpened and honed with great technical skill. The result is blades with the kind of perfect sharpness, robustness and durability that is ideal for daily use in the kitchen.

  • Kai Ambiente Stand 2019
    Kai Ambiente Stand 2019

Captain Bread SA Meets his Match - Tim Malzer’s Shun Premier Bread Knife @CaptainbreadSAJayson Bakery Cape Town

Kai kai SHUN Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo series wins the Red Dot Award 2018

Kai Japan 2018 Ambiente Germany Exhibition - New launches

Trip to Tokyo Japan - Celebrity Chef Tim Malzer,Kai Ambassador

For over 100 years, the Kai company has been producing cutlery according to the traditions of the legendary samurai of old Japan. In the process, the desire to preserve ancient traditions and to combine them with innovative techniques represents no contradiction, but forms the basis for new products that honor Japanese blacksmithing while meeting modern demands. With the highest quality standards, Kai has made it it’s mission to produce special knives for daily use.

Made from natural resources, shaped and formed according to the expertise of the ancient blacksmithing art of the Samurai, Kai cooking knives epitomize Japanese craftsmanship carried out with the highest degree of precision. From the design to completion of each individual knife, the focus is on the development of an integrated and carefully-considered product. Since beginning as a family business in 1908 as Seki, Kai has developed into an international company.

Rueben Riffel Proefessioneel Chefs Knives Sponsored by Kai SA - Wed 7pm only on SABC2

reuben riffel proefessioneel Chefs competition on SABC2 2017

Kai SA was thrilled to be the sponsor the SABC2 TV series - professioneel - hosted by Rueben Riffel for up & coming young south african chefs

Margot Janse - Executive Chef, The Tasting Room, Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek,
the culinary capital of the Western Cape, sponsored by Kai South Africa beautiful New Composite Range.

Master Chef Judge *Peter Geoffe-Wood with his MichelBras Signature cleaver GF&W Show CPT May 2015

Kai Corporation Japan awarded Leonardo Da Vinci prize 2014

Two Greedy Italians - The KAI SA Connection

Gennaro Contaldo , Antonio Carluccio, KAI Shun, Good Food & Wine Show , Cape Town

KAI Sponsors Kamini Pather
Master Chef SA 2013 Winner

COPY CATS - BUYER BEWARE - The Inside Story

5 Sterre Met Reuben

5 STER KOS, BENODIG 5 STER PRODUKTE” = “5 STAR FOOD, DESERVES 5 STAR PRODUCTS
KAI South Africa through NeoGroup are proud sponsors of Reuben Riffel & our MD Richard Lewis,
who recently made guest appearances on his TV Cooking Show 5 Sterre Met Reuben

Celebrity Chef Benny Masekwameng is a new brand ambassador for KAI Japans famous Shun Damascus Chefs Knives
(picture courtesy of Tammy Liberman Photography) AKA Master Chef SA Judge

Leopards Leap Launches Michel BRAS Chef Knives An African First - Michel BRAS range of Chefs Knives launched at award-winning Leopards Leap Family Vineyards in Fransschoek, Cape Town (http://leopardsleap.co.za/) Michel BRAS KAI

Michel BrasInternationally acclaimed 3 Star Michelin Chef, recently met
KAI SA / NeoGroup in Germany at the launch of the award-winning culinary range in partnership with KAI Michel BRAS KAI

KAI World Report - New York, London, Paris… Cutting Edge News

SA LAUNCH of NEW KAI PREMIER Series - KAI SA Launches the NEW KAI Shun Premier Series combining KAI’s famous 32 layer Damascus steel knives with a hand-hammered surface known as Tsuchime in Japan & a Walnut handle.


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