Kanso is a design principle influenced by Zen philosophy; It means "simplicity", but simplicity achieved by eliminating the non-essential
6-piece Kanso Block set includes the following knives: paring, hollow-ground santoku, utility, chef's, honing steel and 8-slot knife block
Knives feature full tang construction for balance and strength; blades are made of Japanese AUS10A steel-an upper-end, highly refined steel that takes and retains a razor-sharp edge
16-degree cutting angle on each side is razor-sharp and cuts cleanly and helps preserve food's freshness and best taste
Handle is made of Tagayasan wood (known as iron sword wood) notable for its denseness, durability and beauty; angled for a chef's grip and precision cutting
The Kanso 6-Piece block set contains all the essential blades for every chef: a paring knife, a santoku knife, a utility knife, a chef’s knife, a honing steel to keep blades at their best between professional sharpenings, and an 8-slot knife block to store and protect your cutlery investment. What makes Kanso knives special? 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. Hand-crafted in Seki City, Japan, Kanso is essential simplicity: a simple kitchen knife that simply performs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
so sharp, very cool, glad i got these, nice block for display, unusual shape and look. extra slots for scissors and knife. love these knives. never had a sharper tool in the kitchen, makes cooking more fun.
A good choice of knives that just fit my needs. Sharp as can be. Recommended.
Beautiful knives but the knives are dull and ine is rusting. They are hand washed and dried right after use so I'm not sure why it's rusting. I will send them out for sharpening.
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