Kai USA Ltd.

Dedicated to innovation and the highest quality

OUR VISION & MISSION

Kai USA's vision is to become The One company that customers turn to for the best in sporting and every day carrying knives, tactical and professional knives, and fine, high-performance kitchen cutlery. As our company has grown over the years, we have built a secure base on which to stand, poised for even stronger growth in the future. Kai USA’s mission is to continue to provide our customers with the very best products by maintaining our strengths: the quality of our products, state-of-the-art technology, and a dedication to innovation. Customers with a wide variety of interests—from sporting activities to cooking—know they can count on Kai USA’s strong and well-respected brands to provide them with excellent value every day.

LEADERSHIP

Mr. Noritaka (Nori) Sawamura currently leads Kai USA as its Chief Operating Officer. From 1997 to 2019, Jack Igarashi transformed Kai USA from a small knife manufacturer to the industry-leading company it is today. Mr. Sawamura intends to continue Kai USA’s remarkable growth, becoming even more competitive and innovative in its products and consumer communications. 

KERSHAW KNIVES

For more than 40 years, Kershaw has been making knives that our customers are proud to own, carry, and use. From pocketknives and work knives to a wide range of outdoor sporting knives, we bring you the right knife for every job. Kershaw is famous for our SpeedSafe® assisted opening system, for the precision fit and finish of our knives, and for our innovative designs and technology.

ZERO TOLERANCE KNIVES

ZT builds the premium-quality, professional knives that our customers depend on every single day. ZT knives are made of premium materials such as S30V, S35VN, or 20CV blade steel and G10, titanium, and carbon-fiber handle scales. We pay attention to the details, ensuring each part of your ZT is built with care and precision. Operation is conspicuously smooth and ZT fit and finish is second to none. All ZTs are proudly built in our Tualatin, Oregon USA manufacturing facility by our most skilled workers.

SHUN CUTLERY

Shun (pronounced “Shoon”) is Japanese for “at the peak of perfection.” Shun Cutlery, handcrafted in Japan by the artisans of the Kai Corporation, lives up to that tradition every day, making fine kitchen knives that are always at the peak of their perfection, too. We are dedicated to the pursuit of perfection because we believe that using knives at their peak is sure to inspire your cooking to new heights as well.

KAI HOUSEWARES

Kai USA is also your source for kitchen and housewares products from the Kai Group, Japan. Kai products include the Pure Komachi 2 line of kitchen knives that brings brilliant colors and sharp performance to your kitchen, the Wasabi Black line of cutlery, which offers a beautiful selection of Eastern and Western blade shapes, and the Kai Select 100 collection of handy kitchen tools. Kai products are designed for beauty, function, and ease of use.

Kai USA Ltd. is part of the Kai Group, a more than 100-year-old company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Kai Group provides over 10,000 products worldwide, ranging from housewares and fine cutlery to beauty care products and medical supplies.

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