Wabi Sabi Kitchen Knife Set


The Wabi Sabi Kitchen knife set from American master craftsman Jim Dobbler is a selection of some of the most useful knives in the cook’s armoury and in very complimentary sizes. This Gyuto, Nakiri, and Petty set complete with Piotr the Bear wall magnet is the ultimate kitchen knife starter kit.

At the heart of the set is a versatile 265mm Gyuto with a sleek and classy profile with a rigid tapered spine. At the edge the knife is about 25% flat, with a lovely belly that ends in a tight curve before the tip. The blade feels very comfortable on the board with a satisfying weight and balance. The profile lends itself well to push/pull cuts and will rock comfortably for those rock choppers. Balanced for a pinch grip, equilibrium can be found at the “Dobbler Made” mark.

In addition to the Gyuto is a 130mm Nakiri vegetable knife. The profile, paying homage to its Usuba heritage, is very flat with a slight curve just before the end of the blade. At 130mm the blade feels nimble and agile, comfortable working with produce in hand or on the board. The edge is super thin and feels razor sharp perfect for detailed vegetable prep.

Rounding out the set is a 100mm Petty. Next to the Gyuto its one of the most versatile prep knives and makes for a perfect addition to this set. A pointed profile with a similar profile to the Gyuto is found here. It’s a great little knife for hand work and detailed trimming.

The blades are all forged in AEB-L stainless steel, a very quality steel with great edge retention and hardness (64HRC). The blades are all hollow ground to varying degrees, the Gyuto for example is a very subtly hollow ground, while the Petty and the Nakiri are more pronounced as suited to their individual purposes. This hollow ground geometry give the blades a very sharp edge and great performance with regard to slicing.

The handles are made from a combination of Arizona Ironwood, imitation ivory and patinated brass. The combination is stunning!

Fit and finish on these blades is of the highest standard and when paired with the ultra-premium 30cm Piotr the Bear wall mounted kitchen knife magnet in American Walnut you have the ultimate kitchen knife set.


  • Jim Dobbler Gyuto 265mm AEB-l Wabi Sabi Series
  • Jim Dobbler Nakiri 130mm AEB-l Wabi Sabi Series
  • Jim Dobbler Petty 100mm AEB-l Wabi Sabi Series
  • Piotr the Bear 30cm wall mounted kitchen knife magnet American Walnut
Product Specification

Blade Type: Knife Set

Edge Length: 265mm | 130mm | 100mm

Spine Heel: 3.2mm | 3.2mm | 3.2mm

Spine Mid: 2.8mm | 2.9mm | 3mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.5mm | 2.8mm | 1.4mm

Blade Height: 53mm | 53.5mm | 28mm

Weight: 2.35g | 1.94g | 90g

Cutting Edge Steel: AEB-L

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Textured and Kurouchi

Grind: Hollow

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Arizona Ironwood, imitation ivory and patinated brass

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.