Shun Kanso Asian Utility Knife 18cmShun
While the Kanso Asian Utility Knife may look like a meat cleaver, it isn't, (you'll want a heavier cleaver for breaking bones) instead, the Kanso Asian Utility Knife is adept at processing quantities of vegetables for stir fry and thinly slicing meats. So versatile, once you use it, you'll find yourself reaching for this precision knife more and more often.
The Shun Kanso Series follows a design principle based on Zen philosophy. It means simplicity, but simplicity that is achieved by eliminating the non-essential.
In the Kanso range, anything that doesn't matter has been taken away and everything that does, has been kept; high-performance steel, a 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.
Handcrafted in Japan.
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens. Shun knives are provided with a limited warranty from manufacturing defects.