Seishin Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ – Sapele wood

Seishin Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ – Sapele wood

(8 customer reviews)

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“Seishin” is the japanese word for “Spirit”. Seishin series knives reflect the spirit of japanese tradition. The knives are carefully crafted to provide a great optical balance between the gentle feeling of wood and the rough feeling of the extremely sharp and hard Damascus Steel.
Seishin series is our most “proud of” series since we managed to integrate the “Spirit of Japan” in a single knife.
US orders are shipped from our US warehouse.

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Knife Type: Chef’s Knife
Steel Type: VG10 Stainless Steel
HRC: 58-62
Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
Handle Material: Sapele Wood & Copper ring
Blade Length: 195 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 125 mm
Weight: 220 g

8 reviews for Seishin Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ – Sapele wood

  1. Eric C.

    The knife is solidly built, it feels nice and heavy in your hand. The damascus blade is nice and sharp right out of the box. The handle is majectic! All in all, a very nice knife for the price!!

  2. L. Cornel

    I am overjoyed with the quality of this knife. Feels top quality, and it’s nicely and evenly balanced. Excellent VFM! given the average cost of Japanese steel knifes of this standard. Very pleased with sharpness. free shipping was a bit slow.

  3. Nicolas Grey

    So I order this knife and the 8 inch HANZO series knife. Both fantastic blades! Very sharp. Easly slicing through very soft ripe tomatoes paper thin cuts with ease. I have worked for about 16 years as a professional Chef in high pace kitchens and catering. Lots of prep work!. And these knives are right up there with some of the really high dollar blades. The blade is a piece of art in its own right and wortb the add to any home kitchen or Chefs collection.

    Hanzo was at that moment out of stock. Received Seishin in just 4 days, the Hanzo knife followed the coming week. Very pleasant people, instant response to my mails.

  4. Scott

    Better keep your eyes on your fingers, or they’ll end up in the soup! I have one of these and gave two to my sisters as gifts. We all love this knife. Arrived in Texas in 5 days with standard free delivery method

  5. Izzy

    I’m guilty of always reading reviews and never writing them.. ever! The quality of this knife is so amazing for the price I had to make the effort. I really can’t believe this knife was so inexpensive for what you are getting. the quality was evident as soon as I held it. I could tell you it’s perfectly balanced, the Damascus steel is beautiful, handle looks great…

  6. Michael d

    Love this knife. Buying another one as soon as I can. Not heavy, balanced, great blade.
    Free shipping to the Philippines is a plus

  7. Lim Y.

    These knife is great. I have only had it for a week so I don’t know how well the edge will hold up but everything I can tell about the quality makes me believe these will stand the test of time with proper maintenance of the edge.

    Shipped to Singapore in just 10 days. That was fast

  8. C. Turpin

    What can I say, this blade is just about perfect. For the price it’s unbeatable, it’s Damascus lines and razor edge out of the box are greatly appreciated, after a full day cooking with this knife today I have to say, I’m a huge fan.

    As someone who cooks from scratch meals every night, having a sharp blade not only make cooking easier and more enjoyable but in fact, makes it safer as well. This blade after a few weeks of heavy use has left me nearly speechless every time with it’s flawless characteristics, I have knives that cost double this knife but look half as good and hold an edge just as well. Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS KNIFE. Yoshihiro makes true quality products, they have certainly made a new customer for life out of me!

    Will post updated review after I put this blade to a whetstone, so far it’s edge has held up as well as any top quality knife I have ever used before.

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– Avoid cutting bones (except fish bones) and hitting the blade on hard surfaces. Preferably use a plastic or wooden cutting board.

– Dry the knife as soon as you wash it. Do not place the knife in a dishwasher.

– In order to sharpen the blade the use of a sharpening stone is suggested. Any other tools could damage the blade.

– To retain the edge of the knife make sure to hone the knife regularly. During normal use your knife edge may roll over at some point. Honing will not remove steel but will refine the edge of the knife.

Our goal is to offer you the best shipping options, no matter where you live. Every day, we deliver to hundreds of customers across the world, ensuring that we provide the very highest levels of responsiveness to you at all times. The time frame for order delivery is divided into two parts:

Processing time: Order verification, tailoring, quality check and packaging. This process takes usually 24 hours, however it may be delayed for 2-3 days in case of weekends and holidays.

Shipping time: This refers to the time it takes for items to be shipped from our warehouse to the destination. US orders are shipped by e-packet, which is a US Postal Service product. After processing and leaving the warehouse, items usually take between 7 to 15 days to arrive at their destination but can take longer from time to time. International delivery usually takes about 20–30 days. We maintain warehouses in United States, Germany and China, so shipping time may differ based on where the product is in stock.

Multiple items may be shipping in different packages to avoid added customs’ taxes, or due to the fact that they are stored in different warehouses.

Returns & refunds: We are completely sure that you will be extremely excited with our products however if you demand a refund or return you can contact us to solve your problem immediately. It’s in our philosophy, that our customers are satisfied at all costs. For more information check our Refund Policy.

VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 ("gold" meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (kin means "gold" in Japanese). The indication 'Cobalt steel' is sometimes used too, but that could of course also designate another steel type with Cobalt. Hitachi is the manufacturer of VG10 steel, but often the name of the Takefu factory is used, that markets the steel in laminated format.

Stainless VG10 Steel holds its edge more than any other steel used to manufacture kitchen knives. The major advantage is ability to withstand rust. VG10 also provides the ability to have the Damascus pattern created in the blade during temperament. For the above reasons VG10 is the most popular steel in the knife manufacturing industry.

The Benefits

- High Hardness on the blade
- Very light and thin blade for precision cutting
- Anti-rust composition
- Long lasting
- Damascus pattern aesthetics


1% carbon
1% molybednum
15% chromium
0.2% vanadium
1.5% cobalt

The Sharpening

Precision sharpening is ensured with laser technology.
The blades are then hand-sharpened using whetstones.
Finally every knife is carefully inspected before it is shipped to our customers.

Pakka wood, also sold as compreg, is an engineered wood/plastic composite material commonly used in knife handles and other objects that see rough wear. It resembles conventional wood, while maintaining its antibacterial characteristic which is vital for professional knives.

The cylindrical shape of the handle allows versatile cutting strokes.

Why hatori

The standard retail process involves various middlemen driving the prices up between the product and the customer. We do things differently.

By shipping directly from production to the customer we can offer you a high quality Japanese Knife for under 100$!

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