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Kanso Chef 20.3cm Knife

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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 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 chef's grip while cutting.

Shun Kanso 8-inch Chef's 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 doesn’t matter and kept everything that does: high-performance steel, 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." The handle contouring enables an easy chef's 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 food’s freshness and best taste.

  • 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: AUS10A—high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel
  • Handle: Contoured tagayasan wood
  • Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

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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 doesn’t matter and kept everything that does: high-performance steel, 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." The handle contouring enables an easy chef's 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 food’s freshness and best taste. Browse the entire collection here: https://shun.kaiusaltd.com/knives?search=kanso

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  1. Balanced any well made. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2018

    First of all i'd like to say that Shun did a phenomenal job shipping this knife. Not only was it delivered quickly but it arrived in a box that was extremely well padded and arrived perfectly.

    The knife itself is perfectly balanced, the handle weighs just as much as the blade and feels perfectly weighted on the hand. The edge isn't extremely sharp out of the box but i have no doubts this knife will sharpen to a razor thin edge. I thought the handle would be a bit uncomfortable given it's odd shape and finish but it feels comfortable with a standard grip and a pinch grip. The roughness of the handle doesn't chafe my hands and provides a great deal of grip that makes me feel confident when cutting hard vegetables, even if my hands are moist. The shape of the cutting edge has a nice curve which is great for rocking, it's not a traditional gyuto shape which gives it versatility in both slicing and chopping. Did i mention this knife is beautiful? It's gorgeous!

    Overall this will be a good companion for me for a long time and i hope to purchase the kanso paring knife soon to match it.

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