The Shun Kanso 6" Utility Knife brings a newer, simpler design for a knife that is perfect for many small tasks that require precise cuts. It's 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 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 Samari sword handles. This wood is naturally dense, durable and beautiful.
Features of the Shun Kanso 6" Utility 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
Blade Length: 6 inches
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.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Blade: Forged Type: Sandwich, Utility Blade Straight Blade