Kanso // Chef's Knife// 8”
The chef's knife is the one knife no cook can be without. So if you like the looks of Kanso, the Shun Kanso 8-inch Chef's 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 Chef's Knife is based on its Asian counterpart, the gyuto. It offers a wider heel, a fairly flat profile toward the heel—perfect for push cuts—but also has 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.
Kanso, the namesake of this collection, is a design principle based on Zen philosophy. It means “simplicity,” but simplicity that is achieved by eliminating the non-essential. In Kanso, only the most important details remain: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10A—highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes a razor-sharp edge and holds it longer. Kanso's 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", while 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 food’s freshness and best taste.
- ColorsBrown, Silver
Aus10 A Stainless Steel, Tagayasan Wood
17.5"L x 3.5"W x 1.25"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's Lifetime Limited
— Full Tang
— Blade Length: 8"
— Blade Style: Double Bevel, 16° (32° Comprehensive)
— Blade Material: AUS10A High Carbon Vanadium Stainless Steel
— Blade Hardness: 60-62 HRC
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Blade Finish: Tumbled, Heritage
— Handle Material: Tagayasan Wood
— Overall Length: 17.5"
— Weight (Oz): 0.73 oz.
*Continental US only. Surcharges apply to HI, AK and Canada
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