Code: BK-0005

Michel BRAS NO. 5 : 8¾" Santoku Knife

The knife for carving: Ideal fro cutting smaller cuts of meat for serving, this knife has a slightly convex blade that glides smoothly throught food without tearing it.

- Item Number (Metal End of the Handle): Each knife is inscribed with a number corresponding to a function (paring, meat, vegetable, etc) so that the user can identify it at a glance. These numbers are punched on manually rather than being etched by laser, as is the usual practice.

- Bee (Cross Section of the Handle): Traditional knives from Laguiole, the village where Michel Bras grew up and where his restaurant “Le Suquet” is located, always bear the mark of a bee. The “Michel BRAS” knives’ simple style is an extension of this tradition.

- Cistre and Serial Number (Blade): The cistre, an herb that grows on high plateaus, is the symbol of the restaurant “Le Suquet”. Its silhouette is inscribed on the blade with a serial number to indicate that the knife is unique and that you are its only owner.

- Plain Wood Sheath: The elegant hard maplewood sheath is reminiscent of the beautiful and tranquil landscape of Laguiole. A magnet inside the sheath holds the knife snugly in place and protects the blade.

- Handcrafed In Japan


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The Michel BRAS brand was born in 2005, The Knives collaboration between KAI (Japan) and Chef Michel BRAS is ground breaking and has realized a combination of beauty and efficacy in an unprecedented level.

- 10 knives with character and greater possibilities. All pieces handcrafted in Japan.

- Both the genesis and hallmark if the brand. The knives embody Michel Bras’ ideal of perfection both in terms of functionality and beauty.

- The blade’s delicate cutting edge is comprised of three layers: rigid stainless steel is inserted between two layers of a more flexible stainless steel to create better resistance. A titanium coating is added to seal and add brilliance.

- The handle is made of black laminated wood resistant to water and humidity, and is silky to the touch.

- The lower end of the knife is in a distinct chestnut shape, characteristic of Japanese knives. The handle is designed to fit in the hand so naturally that the user will forget that it is not part of their arm.

- The knives, like some jewelry undergo a total of thirty-seven processes including handcrafting by experienced artisans before they reach completion.