Kai Original Made in Japan

Kai SHUN Originals - Made in Japan

We are often asked this question by our loyal & would-be fans at shows so decided to write this article to keep you informed.

There is ongoing activity in South Africa & around the World by importers of Chinese copies of Kai Shun Damascus knives at discounted prices. These so-called “phantom brands” are registered in Japan & made in China , the country responsible for 70% of the World’s counterfeit goods.

The key thing to look out for on the knife blade is , HANDCRAFTED IN JAPAN if it doesn’t say this then it is probably NOT Made in JAPAN.

Apart from their origin, although the appearance of the COPY CATS may be similar to Shun Original Damascus knives, there are significant differences in both quality and performance *

Whatever chef knife brand you may choose to fit your budget, we would advise you to know what your are getting . Rather invest in a single great quality chefs knife, than be hoodwinked into buying a set of COPY CAT knives trading of the performance & goods looks of others.

Disclaimer: The comments in this article and opinions expressed are that of the authors, not that that of NeoGroup South Africa or Kai Corporation Japan.
* Non-independent Technical test results are available on request for personal information only under the Access to Information & Consumer Protection Act & may not be published.