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Aiko Black (あいこ, アイコ) Damascus Steel Knife with Coloured Black Resin Handle

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 The Aiko BLACK (あいこ, アイコ) Damascus Series Knives

Our eye-catching, unique handle designs are made from burl wood and Black resin, which is chemically stabilised. The stabilising process makes the wood tougher, super-durable and less likely to warp or crack.
  • Precision-forged blades with an ultra-premium, imported, Japanese VG10 cutting core at 60±1 Rockwell hardness for unrivalled performance and incredible edge retention.
  • 67-layers of high-carbon stainless steel cladding provide exceptional strength, durability and stain resistance.
  • Ruthlessly sharp, scalpel-like edge is hand finished to a mirror polish within a staggering 8-12° degree angle using the traditional 3-step 'Honbazuke' method.
  • Nitrogen-cooled for enhanced hardness, flexibility and corrosion resistance.
  • Featuring exquisite, Feather blade pattern for striking, stand-out beauty.
  • Precisely tapered blade minimises surface resistance for buttery smooth cut through.
  • Bolster provides a perfectly engineered balance and gently encourages a comfortable and proper pinch grip.
  • Meticulously constructed, ultra-premium handle made with burl wood and black resin. Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture with military-grade strength and life-long durability.
  • Ergonomic handle shape for superior hand control, agility and comfort.
  • Hidden tang for superb robustness and quality.

Damascus blades are made from high carbon steel with small amounts of chromium in the alloy. While high in carbon steel, the blade can show rust if not cared for. You should ensure to keep the blades clean and dry thoroughly to avoid rust or staining. Hand wash only. These knives are not suitable for cutting bone.

Description

 The Aiko BLACK (あいこ, アイコ) Damascus Series Knives

Our eye-catching, unique handle designs are made from burl wood and Black resin, which is chemically stabilised. The stabilising process makes the wood tougher, super-durable and less likely to warp or crack.
  • Precision-forged blades with an ultra-premium, imported, Japanese VG10 cutting core at 60±1 Rockwell hardness for unrivalled performance and incredible edge retention.
  • 67-layers of high-carbon stainless steel cladding provide exceptional strength, durability and stain resistance.
  • Ruthlessly sharp, scalpel-like edge is hand finished to a mirror polish within a staggering 8-12° degree angle using the traditional 3-step 'Honbazuke' method.
  • Nitrogen-cooled for enhanced hardness, flexibility and corrosion resistance.
  • Featuring exquisite, Feather blade pattern for striking, stand-out beauty.
  • Precisely tapered blade minimises surface resistance for buttery smooth cut through.
  • Bolster provides a perfectly engineered balance and gently encourages a comfortable and proper pinch grip.
  • Meticulously constructed, ultra-premium handle made with burl wood and black resin. Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture with military-grade strength and life-long durability.
  • Ergonomic handle shape for superior hand control, agility and comfort.
  • Hidden tang for superb robustness and quality.

Damascus blades are made from high carbon steel with small amounts of chromium in the alloy. While high in carbon steel, the blade can show rust if not cared for. You should ensure to keep the blades clean and dry thoroughly to avoid rust or staining. Hand wash only. These knives are not suitable for cutting bone.

Measurement
  • 9.3-inch Chef Knife

    Full length: 377mm, 

    blade length: 242mm,

    Blade width: 49mm, 

    blade thickness: 2.2mm,

    Net weight: 250g,

  • 8-inch Chef Knife

    Full length: 340mm,
    Blade length: 
    200mm,
    Blade width: 
    45mm, 
    Blade thickness: 
    2.2mm,
    Net weight:
    1232g,

  • 7.6-inch Bread Knife

    Full length: 330mm,
    Blade length: 195m,
    Blade width: 31mm, 
    Blade thickness: 2.2mm,
    Net weight: 197g,

  • 7.5-inch Cleaver knife

    Full length: 326mm, 
    Blade length: 
    190mm,
    Blade width: 
    73mm, 
    Blade thickness: 
    2.0mm,
    Net weight:
    317g,

  • 6.7-inch Nakiri

    Full length: 312mm, 
    Blade length: 170mm,
    Blade width: 51mm, 
    Blade thickness: 2.2mm,
    Net weight: 251g,

  • 6.7-inch Santoku Knife

    Full length: 309mm, 
    Blade length: 170mm,
    Blade width: 42mm, 
    Blade thickness: 2.0mm,
    Net weight: 200g,

  • 5-inch Boning Knife

    Full length: 255mm,
    Blade length: 130mm,
    Blade width: 16mm,
    Blade thickness: 2.0mm,
    Net weight: 91g,

  • 4.3-inch Utility Knife

    Full length: 235mm,
    Blade length: 110mm,
    Blade width: 23mm,
    Blade thickness: 2.2mm,
    Net weight: 92g,

  • 3.2-inch Pairing Knife

    Full length: 220mm, 
    Blade length: 80mm,
    Blade width: 21mm, 
    Blade thickness: 2.0mm,
    Net weight: 80g,

FAQ

Standard Delivery (7-10 business days*)

- Free Shipping on all orders
- Please note, standard delivery may take longer for remote locations.
- Gift cards are sent via standard delivery.

* Current delivery times are around 7-10 days but please be aware that we state our shipping and processing can be 7-15.

We also aim to ship our order in the fastest time possible. All order are also shipped during working hours Mon-Fri (not including bank holidays) Please allow longer shipping times during extreme busy periods i.e Christmas.

We are also not responsible for delays that are out of our hands or wrongly inputted addresses. Our shipping times are for major locations around the world - USA - UK - Europe, all other locations may have a slightly longer shipping time depending on the location.

Yes! Any unopened items can be returned to us within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.
Take a look at our Make A Returns  for more information.

The Aiko 9-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife
1 x 9.5-inch Chef Knife
1 x 7.5-inch Cleaver Knife
1 x 7-inch Santoku Knife
1 x 6.7 inch Nakiri Knife
1 x 3.2 inch Pairing

The Aiko 8-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife
1 x 9.5-inch Chef Knife
1 x 7.5-inch Cleaver Knife
1 x 7-inch Santoku Knife
1 x 6.7 inch Nakiri Knife

The Aiko 7-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife
1 x 9.5-inch Chef Knife
1 x 7.5-inch Cleaver Knife
1 x 7-inch Santoku Knife

The Aiko 6-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife
1 x 7.5-inch Cleaver Knife
1 x 7-inch Santoku Knife

The Aiko 5-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife
1 x 9.5-inch Chef Knife
1 x 7-inch Santoku Knife

The Aiko 4-pc set:

1 x 7.5 inch bread knife
1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife

The Aiko 3-pc set:

1 x 8 inch chef knife
1 x 6 inch boning knife
1 x 4.3 inch Utility Knife

We recommend using a whetstone to sharpen your knives.

We have a range on our website and also have some articles on our blog, which talk you through the best way to look after and sharpen your knives, including recommended angles, etc

Knives should never go in the dishwasher. Dishwasher detergent is very abrasive, and along with the banging around that happens during a wash cycle, will take the sharp edge right off your knife. The high heat can also damage the handle or misshape them. Always wash knives by hand in the sink with dish soap and water and dry after.

The Pros love our knives too
Thousands of our knives are put through their paces daily by some of the best chefs in the best restaurants worldwide.

Gaetano Farucci

Head Chef Caractère

London, England

Edisson Restreo Hernandez

Las Chilmoleras

Oaxaca, Mexico

Alessandro Sana

Cacciari,

London, England

Ross Gregor

Masterchef UK,

Edinburgh, Scotland

Julian George Howells

Merchant Navy C.O.C,

Worldwide

Alessandro Fiacco

Singer Palace

Rome, Italy

Francesco Arena

Regina Elena 57

Rimini, Italy

Giuseppe Biuso

Executive Chef at Il Cappero (Michelin-starred)

Sicilia, Italy

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Rui Manuel Araujo (Doncaster, GB)
Most amazing knives ever

The best knives I ever tried thank you very much

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Zachary Taylor (Hendersonville, US)
4 piece set

The knives are beautiful and wicked sharp. Unfortunately the tip of the chefs knife broke off about a month into owning them. Not sure how, they are hanging on a magnet not in a drawer or anything. Not the end of the world it still cuts everything just thought it would be a bit more robust for the price.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you appreciate the beauty and sharpness of our knives!

However, we were genuinely concerned to learn about the issue with the chef's knife. Quality is paramount to us, and it is disheartening to know that the knife did not fully meet your expectations in terms of durability. We understand how disappointing this must be, especially given the care you've taken to hang them on a magnet.

We want you to know that we take this matter seriously, and we have already initiated the process to make it right for you. A replacement blade has been sent to your address, and you should be receiving it shortly. Our knives are designed to be robust and long-lasting, and what you've experienced is certainly not up to our standard.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We appreciate the opportunity to resolve this issue and are committed to ensuring our customers are completely satisfied with their purchase.

If there is anything more we can do for you, or if you have any questions regarding the replacement, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team.

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Ryan (Drexel Hill, US)
Fantastic knives

These beautiful knives are well balanced and have just the right weight to efficiently cut veggies using mostly gravity. Upon opening them I dropped a tomato onto the blade and it didn't even slow down and was in half, then I cut a few paper thin slices and have used them for all of my cooking since day 1.

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CC (Reading, GB)
Impeccable

Attractive, superior, easy to use, super sharp. They are a pleasure to use, I love them and everyone who sees them is impressed, best of the best backed by a lifetime warranty! Wow Thank you

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MC (Burlington, CA)
My Boyfriend loves them….probably more than me

I bought the 5 piece Aiko set for my boyfriend’s birthday. I asked Santoku to change the bread knife to the cleaver for extra cost, no issues. Shipping was not a problem. Kept them wrapped in my closet for some time.

The knives were unveiled yesterday, and my boyfriend cannot keep his eyes off them!!! Great present!!

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Bram Biesiekierski (Perth, AU)
A pleasure to use

I bought the 8 piece set as a gift for my wife. We both love using the knives. They are sharp and feel well made. We haven't had any issues in the 2 months we've been using them so far.

The only thing that might improve these knives is to put some dimples into the blades of the more broad knives. We find that certain foods stick to the blades when slicing. And I have heard that putting dimples in, reduces this as it allows air to get between the blade and food.

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