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KAI Essential 7-Piece Knife Set

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This color-coded knife series is made exclusively for Williams Sonoma by Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies. Comprised of seven essential knives, this set adds bright color to daily food prep along with super-sharp performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning.

  • High-carbon stainless-steel blades with razor-sharp cutting edge.
  • Food-safe nonstick coating on blades is corrosion-resistant and speeds slicing and cleanup.
  • Lightweight molded resin handles are contoured for a secure grip.
  • Color-coded knives in this collection help prevent cross-contamination.
  • Includes protective sheaths for storage.

7-piece set includes:

  • 3 1/2" paring knife.
  • 4" tomato knife.
  • 6" nakiri knife.
  • 6" ultimate utility sandwich knife.
  • 7" santoku knife.
  • 8" chef's knife.
  • 8 1/2" bread knife.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 3 1/2" Paring Knife: 3 1/2" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 2.5 oz.
  • 4" Tomato Knife: 4" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 2.4 oz.
  • 6" Nakiri Knife: 6" blade, 5" handle; 4.6 oz.
  • 6" Ultimate Utility Sandwich Knife: 6" blade, 5" handle; 4.8 oz.
  • 7" Santoku Knife: 7" blade, 5" handle, 5.4 oz.
  • 8" Chef's Knife: 8" blade, 5" handle; 4 oz.
  • 8 1/2" Bread Knife: 8 1/2" blade, 5" handle; 4.6 oz.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.


  • Hand-wash.
  • Dry by hand to avoid stains.
  • Sharpen as needed.

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

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Warranty Information

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 by from Haven't use yet, but hoping they will do the job. I received these knifes today. The packing was excellent, and the knives were wrapped well, and protected. I haven't used these knives yet, and hope they are useful. I was disappointed to find they were made in China. Each knife cover has two stickers on them, and I had a terrible time getting them off. They don't just peel off, but tear in pieces if you try to remove them by hand, so I first tried soaking them for an hour in soapy water, hoping that would do the trick. It didn't. I next tried using a liquid that is supposed to remove gummy stickers. That didn't work either. I ended up having to scrape each sticker off with a knife by using a bit of force. But the sticky residue still remained. Because I didn't have any rubbing alcohol, or nail polish remover in the house, I resorted to using baby oil, and by rubbing very hard, it removed most of it. The knife covers are now sitting in my dishwasher, so that whatever residue remains, along with the baby oil, will finally be removed, and they can be used.
    Date published: 2019-01-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Made in China I bought them because they are bright and have plastic covers so I can just toss them in a drawer. I also bought them because I thought they were made in Japan. They are made in China and it does not state that anywhere in the description.
    Date published: 2018-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordering my second set, 3 years later... About to order a second set. Bought the first 3 years ago with a gift card received as a wedding present and have been very happy with them. They were very sharp when new and held up fine in the dishwasher (always washed in the dishwasher, for reference). Obviously, after 3 years they are showing some signs of wear and are not as sharp as they used to be... so, I'm just going to order a brand new set for the price of getting nicer knives sharpened. I like that they all have sheathes and can be safely tossed in a drawer with other kitchen tools, freeing up counter space. These are not trying to be super high-end, full tang, forged carbon steel knives... but they are much better than I expected them to be at this price point. They get heavy use in my kitchen and have kept up wonderfully.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value!!!! Bought the set in December for my husband. We couldn't be happier with them!
    Date published: 2016-03-20
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  • Are the knives in this set the same as the ones you can buy individually? If not, what are the differences in quality?

    Asked by: dsdmd
    Hi dsdmd, Yes, the knives in the set are the same ones you can buy individually.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-16
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