Model: SWT0706  


  • THE must-have kitchen knife
  • Hand-sharpened 16 double-bevel blade 32 comprehensive
  • Heritage finish hides scratches, gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age
  • Steel: AUS10Ahigh-carbon, vanadium stainless steel
  • Handle: Contoured tagayasan wood
  • Blade length: 8 in. 20.3 cm
  • Handcrafted in Japan

About This Product:

The chefs knife is the one knife no cook can be without. So if you like the looks of Kanso, the Shun Kanso 8-inch Chefs Knife is a must-have. This all-purpose knife is ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The 8-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, and a wide variety of other foods. The Kanso Chefs Knife is based on its Asian counterpart, the gyuto. It offers a wider heel, a fairly flat profile toward the heelperfect for push cutsbut we also gave it a little belly from mid-blade toward the tip so that it can be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. The tagayasan-wood handles are slightly contoured, enabling an easy and comfortable chefs grip while cutting.

Shun Kanso 8-inch Chefs Knife is part of the Shun Kanso series. Kanso is a design principle based on Zen philosophy. It means simplicity, but simplicity that is achieved by eliminating the non-essential. In Kanso, we took away anything that doesnt matter and kept everything that does: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10Ahighly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes a razor-sharp edge and holds it longer. Kansos Heritage finish hides scratches and gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age. The handle is made of tagayasan wood, sometimes known as iron sword wood. The handle contouring enables an easy chefs grip. Full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and easy cutting control. Like all Shun knives, Kanso is sharpened to a 16 cutting angle each side to cut cleanly and help preserve foods freshness and best taste.

Regularly: $144.00
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