Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Knife Set

Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Knife Set

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Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Knife Set

Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Knife Set


MSRP: $382.00

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  • The Shun Kanso 3-piece Starter Knife Set includes three kitchen essentials: a paring knife, a utility knife, and a chef's knife. You can tackle almost any cooking project with these three versatile blades, with the paring knife for small and in-hand work; the chef's knife for chopping, slicing and dicing; and the utility knife for all tasks in between.

    The Kanso line of Shun knives was designed based on Zen philosophy, and its name means "simplicity." Shun took only the most essential elements of a knife - high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision cutting control - and created a simple line of knives that provides simply perfect performance. The Tagayasan hard wood handle is contoured for the chef's grip and precision cutting. Tagayasan, known as "iron sword wood," was traditionally used in crafting Samurai sword handles. This wood is naturally dense, durable and beautiful.

    The Shun Kanso 3.5" Paring Knife is an essential kitchen knife. Ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work; its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade.

    The Shun Kanso 6" Utility Knife is versatile enough to peel an onion in-hand, and then slice it on a board. The very nimble 6" Utility is between a chef's knife and a paring knife - featuring a narrow, straight blade with a slightly curved belly ideal for moderate rocking cuts. Sometimes called a sandwich knife, the utility knife works well on virtually everything between the bread of a sandwich - from thin-skinned vegetables to meats and cheeses.

    The Shun Kanso 8" Chef Knife is the most versatile and essential knife in any kitchen. Its all-purpose 8-inch blade is the perfect length for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing small and medium-sized foods - from strawberries to onions and eggplants. The rounded belly of this knife can be gently rocked through garlic and fresh herbs to produce a very fine mince. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board, and makes it easy to transfer ingredients from the board to the cooking pan.

    Features of the Shun 3-Piece Starter Knife Set:

    • Shun Kanso 8" Chef's Knife
    • Shun Kanso 6" Utility Knife
    • Shun Kanso 3.5" Paring Knife
    • AUS10A stainless steel blade - a highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes an edge and holds it
    • Heritage blade finish that hides scratches and gives the knife a natural look that improves with age
    • 16-degree cutting angle on each side cuts cleanly
    • Full-tang construction
    • Tagayasan wood handle
    • Hand crafted in Japan


    • 8" Chef's Knife: Up to 12 characters can be laser engraved on this chef's knife.
    • 6" Utility Knife: Up to 10 characters can be laser engraved on this utility knife.
    • 3.5" Paring Knife: Up to 6 characters can be laser engraved on this paring knife.

    A Bit About Shun
    Shun kitchen knives are made by KAI Corporation, which has been handcrafting blades in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Seki City, Japan for over 100 years. Every Shun knife is handmade by a team of highly skilled specialists. This tradition of Japanese sword-making excellence in Seki City is combined with technology and advanced materials in each Shun knife.

    Shop our full collection of Japanese-made Shun Kanso Knives.

    Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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