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Dai Sensai Japanese Knife

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Dai Sensai, the first knife designed by de Buyer of France, is a fusion of French culinary expertise and Japanese blade artistry. This single-bevel knife is hand forged by master cutlers in Japan (dai sensai means “grand master”) using a special Damascus method, in which a core of super-hard Cobalt steel is clad in multiple layers of stainless steel and nickel alloys, creating a beautiful rippled visual effect. Produced in limited quantities, the sashimi-style blade offers extreme sharpness for super-fine precision slicing.

  • Traditional single-bevel Japanese knife is entirely hand made.
  • Authentic Damascus steel blade is exceptionally sharp and holds a fine, keen edge.
  • Blade is forged from ZA-18 Cobalt steel using a specialized Fukugozai Damascus method, in which a core of super-hard Cobalt steel is clad in multiple layers of stainless steel and nickel alloys.
  • Ergonomically shaped handle is made of strong yet lightweight carbon fiber.
  • Finger hook allows extra control for filleting.
  • For right-handed use only.
  • Developed by de Buyer with master knife engineer Mark Henry.
  • Forged in Japan; made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 11" blade.
  • 5" handle.
  • 12.75 oz.
Use & Care


  • Hand wash only.
  • Sharpen knife at home using a whetstone, or have it sharpened by a professional.

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