The Best Knife Set for First Time Kamikoto Customers

Kamikoto is the choice of chefs from around the world. We take great pride in our superior craftsmanship and the ability to offer an arrange of versatile products.

Kamikoto originated from a concept of creating a spectacular product that many of our most valued customers would be proud to share with friends and family. Our knives are a matter of heritage, craft, and skill.

With that said, we strive to provide the highest level of service to our most experienced chefs as well as those looking to purchase based their first knife set. We often are asked what the best knife set is for those looking to make a first purchase with Kamikoto.

To that inquiry, we most often reply with the notion that our Kanpeki Knife Set is one of the most popular choices, while our Kuro Series is often referred to as our most aesthetic set. Both are excellent choices for those looking to experience our Kamikoto Knives for the first time.

It is important to note, our Kanpeki Knife Set and Kuro Series have some similarities, but at their core are quite different.

Our Kanpeki Knives are Handcrafted Japanese Honshu 本州 steel blades, containing our 7-inch Nakiri vegetable knife, 8.5-inch Slicing knife, and 5-inch Utility knife.

Our Kuro Series are double bevel 両刃 Ryo-ba blades, made of zirconium dioxide. These are our hardest blades, with superior edge retention. This series contains our 7-inch Kuro Series Santoku Knife, 6.5-inch Kuro Series Nakiri Knife and 5-inch Kuro Series Utility Knife.

We are always available to answer any questions you have about our Kamikoto products, and should you need any guidance on selecting the right knife for you, please do not hesitate to email us at:



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