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The Almost 4" Knife

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 68 reviews
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As featured in GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and more. Practically a miniature of our 8” chef’s knife, this petite paring knife packs a punch, with the same three layers of high-carbon and corrosion-resistant stainless Japanese steel. Its pointy tip and sharp edge make it the go-to for controlled slicing and dicing.

 

NEW: Introducing Sage, our limited-edition collaboration with stylist Beverly Nguyen. 

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Specifications

  • Material

    Japanese high-carbon and stainless steel, with a matte and stain-resistant composite handle

  • Dimensions

    3.5" blade, 7.75" total length

  • Care

    Hand-wash recommended

"The kitchen tools we're using and loving right now: chic, and sharp."
"As a Non-Cook, I Never Thought I’d Feel This Passionately About a Knife Set"
"Impressive, inexpensive and exacting"

Small but mighty

A knife is only as good as the precision of its cut. In pursuit of ultimate sharpness, we were inspired by narrow-tipped Japanese knives and tested numerous angles before landing on a 13° edge on each side.

The Almost 4” Knife has a solid grip and pointy tip, which is ideal for detailed tasks like peeling fruits and veggies, de-seeding peppers, or de-veining shrimp.

At finishing, each knife is hand-polished, then heat-treated at 300°F before being cryogenically tempered at a well-beyond freezing -250°. This process alters the structure of the steel on a molecular level, making it harder, sharper, and more durable.

We integrated the classic oval shape of Japanese handles into our design, but used an innovative, stain-resistant composite material in a matte finish to make ours firm and slightly grippy, for safe and confident chopping.

The result? Just the right weight, just the right balance, and that perfect feels-just-right-in-your-hand sensation.

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Reviewed by Sophia R.
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Rated 5 out of 5

GOOD STEAK KNIVES

I love the design and color options as well as the sharpness. They are a bit too lightweight due to the plastic handles and I wish the knife block was heavier and sturdier but overall, I am very happy with these beautiful looking steak knifes and I going to purchase another set in the new green chive color. I previously purchase the glaze color thinking they were white but they are a little dull greyish color. I hope they will consider making them in a truel white and matte black.

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Reviewed by Lydia B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Great little knife

Although I have several other paring/ utility knives , I can see myself reaching for this one first

The handle is super comfortable and the blade is nice and sharp

A great addition

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Reviewed by Laura F.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful, great knife, worth the $$

Although in general I am subscribing to the Material presepctive that all you need is three knives-- theirs-- (and I have all three) I have to disagree just a bit. This is my second 4" knife from Material. There is rarely competition in our kitchen for the 8 inch knife or even the terrific serrated knife between the two parents who cook and our young adult daughter who is an exceedingly good and involved chef! The four-inch knife is another matter. The color is gorgeous. The main thing is we need two. Or perhaps three. Happy to add this to our collection and reduce strife in the kitchen!

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Reviewed by Sarah C.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Sharp and sturdy

Love the size of this knife and how sharp and well made it is. I find I’m always reaching for it! Great addition to my kitchen.

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Reviewed by Brian H.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Perfect paring knife

Perfect for paring, garnish detail work, and general fine utility. Same excellent blade. Feels like a 6th finger!

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