In Japanese, the word "Kanso" means “simplicity”.The simple necessities for a knife are high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control, and that's exactly what you get with the Shun Kanso line.
The Kanso offers a full tang design, meaning the metal of the blade extends all the way through the handle. The weight of the knife is well balanced at the center and provides for a very easy rocking motion.
Kanso's Heritage finish hides scratches and gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age. The handle is made of a wood called tagayasan or wenge, which is sometimes known in Japan as “iron sword wood”, and offers a comfortable grip for extended usage.
The steel 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", which gives you a textured yet comfortable grip.