KOTAI was born as a bridge between Western & Asian Cutlery. Light, precise, and ultra-sharp like a Japanese knife yet stainless, sturdy and very durable like a German knife.
KOTAI knives are all handmade with high-end Japanese steel from Aichi. Some of their models are finished directly in Seki, Japan, the world-famous knife capital. Others are assembled by their expert knifemakers in YangJiang, China’s knife-making capital for over 1500 years.
KOTAI knives are made combining traditional knifemaking methods with advanced technological processes such as vacuum heat treatment and cryogenic cooling, to optimize the mechanical properties of the steel.