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Chris Reeve Sikayo chef's knife


9" $250 / 6.5" $225

As much as the word Sikayo might have a Japanese sound, it is the Zulu word for “sharp”! The cutting edge of the Sikayo is exceptional and truly lives up to the name. The broad blade is ground only on one side for exceptional slicing; the cutting edge has a good curve that allows cutting with minimal pressure; the curve also facilitates “rocking” dicing of vegetables and herbs.


The handle on the side against your palm is thicker than the other side, offering a comfortable hold without pressure; the full tang and the grooves in the UItem 1000® give excellent radial grip. These knives are dedicated left or right handed.



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Ultem 1000®


Oriented Right or Left handed for optimal function and comfort

S35VN Stainless Steel

One-sided hollow grind

59-60 RC


For the better part of 25 years, Chris has been mulling over designs of kitchen knives. At last we see the range of chef's knives known as Sikayo. They showcase Chris's out-of-the-box ideas, incorporating concepts in the style of Japanese Sushi knives, countered with modern lines and state-of-the-art materials.


Blade Material

Blade Hardness

Blade Length

Blade Thickness

Handle Material

Overall Length



Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

9" (228.6mm)

0.150" (3.81mm)

Ultem 1000

14" (356mm)

4.96oz (140g)


Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

6.5" (165.1mm)

0.150" (3.81mm)

Ultem 1000

11.25" (286mm)

3.0oz (85g)

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