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HAIKU Cooking Knives

HAIKU Cooking Knives

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Japanese Craftsmanship, Corrosion-Resistant Steel

The Haiku, by definition, is short, to the point, and powerful—much like these knives, of which 14 are offered on this drop. Made in Japan, each knife is crafted from high-grade molybdenum and vanadium steel that’s hardened to 54 on the Rockwell Hardness scale. This steel is easy to sharpen and has excellent corrosion resistance, like you’ll want in a steamy kitchen. The handle, made from Honoki wood, is rounded for a comfy hold. To secure it, there’s a meguki pin inserted into the side of the handle, a traditional technique used in the making of Japanese swords. The main knife in the drop is the 5.5-inch chef’s knife, but there are plenty of other styles to choose from. Grab a paring knife for garnishing and detailed cuts, or pick up a carving knife for roasts and steaks. There’s also a sashimi knife, bread knife, deba knife, and others depending on your needs. You can also add a whetstone for sharpening. 

Note: The base price is for the 5.5-inch chef’s knife. At checkout, you can choose from 14 different options. You will also have the option to add a whetstone for (+ $35). Pricing for each will vary depending on your selection; see checkout options for more details. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we can only ship this knife to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

HAIKU Cooking Knives

About HAIKU Knives

In Japan, the art of the swordsmith has a long tradition. Today HAIKU knives are manufactured in small Japanese knife factories out of high-grade modern steel. Borrowing from an ancient method, a bamboo peg ("mekugi") is inserted from the side into every HAIKU knife where the tang and handle are joined for added stability. To this day, traditional swordsmiths in Japan use this time-tested technique when crafting swords like those once used by the samurai of medieval Japan. What does HAIKU mean? The haiku is an artistic form of poetry developed among the noble classes of Japan in the 16th century. Translated literally, it means "witticism." The content of a haiku is sharpened to a fine edge. It’s written in a three-lined stanza, contains precisely seventeen syllables, and often relays a razor-sharp critique of current issues.

HAIKU Cooking Knives

Model Options

H01- 3.25-Inch Paring Knife
H02 - 5" Utility Knife
H03 - 5.5-Inch Chef Knife
H04 - 6.75-Inch Deba Knife
H05 - 7.5-Inch Santoku Knife
H06 - 8.25-Inch Chef Knife
H07 - 8.75-Inch Sashimi Knife
H08 - 10.25-Inch Bread Knife
H09 - 11-Inch Carving Knife
H12 - 3-Inch Paring Knife Curved
H13 - 4-Inch Paring Knife
H14 - 6-Inch Small Yabocho Knife
H15 - 8-Inch Chef Hollow Ground
H16 - 7-Inch Santoku Knife Hollow Ground
H17 - 5.5-Inch Santoku Knife


  • Blade: High-grade molybdenum and vanadium steel
  • X50 Cr 54 Rockwell hardness
  • Handle: Honoki wood
  • Meguki bamboo pin inserted from side of handle
  • Made in Japan


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 20, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.