Yes - your children can also have their own knife, so they are able to help you with preparing food and start experiencing and enjoying the art of cooking! Japanese knife manufacturer MAC designed a cute little knife for children - this one comes with a blue handle and a little cartoon of the seal catching a squid 🦑 on the dark blade. How cool is that!? Just ask your children! 😊
It was designed to provide children with a fully usable, functional knife, but of course with many safety features to maximize safety. The knife is made out of MAC's molybdenum stainless steel, and the edge is actually quite sharp (which we agree it should be). Both the tip and the heel of the blade have been rounded and dulled to prevent accidental cuts and injuries. The curved heel provides great support for your child's index finger. The handle is made of Lamar resin which makes it slip-resistant and comfortable to use. The handle oval and thin to fit in smaller hands.
⚠️ We cannot stress enough that this is still a sharp knife and if not used under strict adult supervision, it can cause harm and injuries to your children. Please make sure to take enough time to teach your children about the proper usage and safety of using a kitchen knife. This knife is suitable for children older than 3 years. With all this in mind - this MACs Kids knife is an excellent and fun way of introducing your curious children to the beauties of cooking and preparing food. Have fun, stay sharp and safe!
Liza (3), our favorite artist, drew this picture for us. As you can no doubt see, it’s a snail on holiday by the seaside. Before she left with her dad for her own summer vacation, she picked out a pink (naturally!) MAC knife for kids so she’ll be able to help with the cooking. It’s never too early. Under adult supervision, of course. 😀
Blade shape: For Kids
Steel type: Molybdenum steel
Blade construction: Monosteel
Hardness (HRC scale): N/A
Overall length: 230mm (9.1")
Blade length: 125mm (4.9")
Blade height: /
Spine thickness: /
Weight: 60g (2.2 oz)
Handle length: 105mm (4.1")
Handle type / wood: Western / Resin
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: SEKI / Gifu Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.
- €10 - flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).
- United Kingdom - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs?
We created a 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.