Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I take care of my Suraisu Knife? 

We believe the quality and performance of Suraisu Knives are best in class, and we hope you enjoy the pristine craftsmanship of your new knife. With proper care, every Suraisu knife will hold a special place in your Kitchen for a long time to come.


This is a high-carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor if proper care is not taken, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. You may apply Camellia oil (Japanese tea oil) on the blade for increased longevity and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please pay special attention while using and storing it.
  • Unlike German or western made knives, Damascus knife blades have a thinner cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening.
  • Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking of the blade.
  • Please do not use it to cut hard bone or frozen foods, or any hard shell food. 
  • We recommend using whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when the blade gets dull over prolonged usage.

Are Suraisu Knives made with real Damascus steel?

The number one question we get asked all the time ;) Yes Suraisu knives feature a Japanese damascus steel blade, hence utmost care required for these performance blades.

  • There are several cheaper knives available in marketplaces that offer "japanese damascus pattern" knives at low cost. There's a huge difference between these laser-etched damascus pattern and real Damascus. The laser produces a consistent and very dark pattern on these cheap steel blades.
  • Actual folded Japanese-steel knives like Suraisu with 37 - 73 layers of steel give rise to a natural damascus pattern that emerges after  the steel is folded over itself multiple times. This gives the Damascus knife it's strength and edge retention for extensive periods of time.

Where are Suraisu Knives made and shipped from?

Suraisu is a truly global operation. Our main distribution and fulfilment facilities are located in the United States. We ship worldwide, including free shipping across continental US. Our team members and consultants are based out of the United States, and parts of Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

Suraisu Knives are marketed and designed by our team of global experts and are manufactured in high-grade facilities in Yangjiang city, China. Yangjiang city has emerged as a modern powerhouse after Japanese cities like Seiko. Yangjiang’s history goes back to several centuries and has been designated the "Capital City of Knives". Experts blacksmiths in our facilities use the traditional  Honbazuke method for hand sharpening knives.

Our knives are made with authentic Japanese Damascus steel including imported AUS10V steel. We also use VG10 grade steel core in some of our collections. For more detail about our processes and manufacturer food safety certification please reach out to us.

Does Suraisu offer any warranty or have a return policy?

Ofcourse we do! Our knives come with a risk-free 14 day return policy. We believe these knives will last you a lifetime. For more details on our returns and replacement: Return Policy