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Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666
Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666

Shun Kanso 6" Utility Knife

by KAI USA
Save $22.05
Original price $107.00
Current price $84.95
The Shun Kanso 6 inch Utility Knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, almost like a large paring knife or petty knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef's knife.

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-degree cutting angle on each side to cut cleanly and help preserve food's freshness and best taste. While the blade is extremely strong and will hold its edge, Japanese Steel does not have flexibility so we do not advise using this knife on bone in meats, frozen fruits, or stone cutting boards. In Japanese, the word "Kanso" means "simplicity".

The Shun Kanso line brings out the simple necessities for a knife such as high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. With a razor-sharp 16 degree edge that holds longer and a heritage finish that hides scratches, the Kanso line has a rustic look that improves with age. The handle is made of tagayasan wood, sometimes known as "iron sword wood", which gives you a textured yet comfortable grip. Hand-sharpened with a high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel blade. Handcrafted in Japan.