Right here! Currently, Komorebi Knives are available through our website exclusively.
By selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer an incredible knife at wholesale pricing. Most knives cost so much because of traditional retail markups and other fees. You’d be shocked to know how little many well-known branded knives actually cost to make. Our vision is simple: better materials, lower price.
However, we understand that choosing a great knife is an investment and you should feel the knife in your hand. Therefore, if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return any unused items to us within 25 days of receipt. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. If you receive an item that is damaged, please contact customer service, and we will resolve the issue immediately.
We craft our Komorebi knives with the Japanese "wonder" kitchen steel: VG-10 high-carbon stainless steel for two main reasons:
First, it’s a steel that offers an excellent balance between toughness, durability, and razor sharpness.
Second, it has 2x the carbon content of some other “premium” brands, which helps the edge stay noticeably sharper for a longer time.
Worth to mention that it is one of the very few kitchen steels that also contains cobalt (only found in VG10 or ATS55).
The Structure of the Komorebi knives:
Hardness is the resistance of the steel to permanent distortion at microscopic level. The hardness of the steel is measured by pressing a pointed object with a certain force against the steel and measuring the size of the imprint. The hardness of tooling steel is expressed in degrees Rockwell C, often abbreviated as HRC.Hardness:
At Komorebi, we harden each knife to HRC 60-62. This ensures better edge retention, in other words, that our cutting edge remains sharp for a long time, but they are at risk of becoming brittle
Over a thousand years ago, in the city of Damascus, the local blacksmiths were regarded as the finest in the world for their unique technique of steel fabrication. They say this method produced the most beautiful swords in all the world. Their process involved heating and folding the steel many times over in order to make the blade stronger and more ductile. A byproduct of this technique was a unique look - the blades had an intricate swirl pattern, not unlike that of waves crashing over a beach as witnessed from above. Not only were they exceptionally appealing to look at, but their performance was said to be truly spectacular. There were rumours that these “Damascus” swords were able to hold a keen edge for an unreasonably long time, and were much less prone to chipping and damage.
These stories, however, are largely unsubstantiated. The original techniques and recipes have all been lost to the ages and have, for all intents and purposes, become the stuff of legend.
Most high-end Japanese knives are made using the san-mai techinque. In a nutshell, there is a thin layer of hard, brittle steel in the core which does the cutting. This is laminated between layers of softer steels which act as a shock absorber. T Damascus steel is only ever used in the cladding, not the core. So what’s the point if using Damascus steel? Let’s ask master blacksmith Tsukasa Hinora-san...
“The pattern does not affect how the knife cuts, but… beautiful knives make people enjoy using them, and also make people want to use the knives more. To sum up, I think beautiful knives make people happy!”
And why wouldn’t they? People like appealing looking things! A little bit of vanity is nothing to be ashamed of.
I’ll clarify one thing. Many steel-purists point out that we’re not using the term Damascus accurately. They are correct - we should be calling it “pattern welded” steel. We use the term “Damascus” because the blacksmiths we work with use the term to describe knives with a layered look. The “Damascus steel” knives on the shelf are made out of many layers of steel stacked up, welded together, and forged carefully to create the wonderful patterns."
If a company is trying to sell you the "real" Damascus steel, just keep in mind that they might not be aware of their production processes or they are using it as a marketing term. We at Komorebi, believe in transperency, so we will never claim to produce the "real" Damascus steel. However, we might use the term simply, to refer to the beautiful pattern of our blade that definitely adds a visual appeal to the Komorebi knives.
It really depends on how often you use the knife, and what items you’re cutting. When tested in the rigors of a professional kitchen, the Komorebi knife outperformed brands that cost 30-50% more.
However, no knife — including Komorebi’s — will stay sharp forever. Which is why all our knives come with free sharpening for life. When the blade starts to dull, we’ll have our expert sharpeners bring it back to its original glory for you, free of charge.
Also, please refer to our handy Knife Care Guideto maximize your experience with the Komorebi knives.
Stuff happens, and when it does we're here to help. In the unlikely event that there is an issue with your order, send us a note at email@example.com with the following information, and we'll take care of you:
1."Order Issue" in the subject line
2. A photo of the issue (if relevant)
3. Your order number
We endeavour to package items as securely as possible.
In the unlikely event that there is an issue with your order, please report any issues and damages within a reasonable timescale to our customer service team by sending us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completingthe Contact Us form.
Please specify the item(s) affected and/or the damage that has occurred.
Attach images of the damaged item(s) as this will help our customer service team resolve this for you without delay.
We stand behind our products and we want you to be satisfied with your purchase, therefor we will do our best to take care of any issue as soon as possible.
We stand behind our products and want you to be satisfied with your purchase which is why we offer returns within the first 25 days from the day your order is delivered. Stock up your kitchen, feel the products in your hand and if you're not happy, send it back! No questions ask.
Our policy lasts 25 days. If 25 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. To initiate a return please contact customer service at email@example.com.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
* Any item that is returned more than 25 days after delivery
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
The packages must be sent to: Kontraddictions, Bymosevej 164, 8210 Aarhus.
In general, we do not include any inovice in the package - we attach it to your order confirmation e-mail, to the address that you enter during the check out. It means that you can order the package straight to the receiver or you can gift it unopened.
We pack each order with care, therefor if you have any special request or you would like to add a personal touch to the packaging, you can leave us a note during checkout and we will do our outmost to satisfy your needs. We believe that theses little thoughtfulness can create a more joyful everydays, and we definitely support that! We will do everything to make you smile! :)