The Shun Kanso 7" Asian Utility Knife may look like a meat cleaver, but it is so much more! Every part of this utility knife is usable - from smashing a garlic with the flat, to tenderizing meat with the back or making quick work slicing up of mounds of veggies and meats for your stir fry with its extra sharp, long straight edge.
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 7" Asian 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: 7 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: Utility Blade Straight Blade