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Collection: 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.

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  • Kanso Asian Utility 17.8cm Knife
    Kanso Asian Utility 17.8cm Knife
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  • Kanso Paring Knife 8.9cm Made In Japan
    Kanso Paring Knife 8.9cm Made In Japan
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  • Kanso Chef Knife 20.3cm
    Kanso Chef Knife 20.3cm
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  • Kanso Utility 15.3cm Knife Made in Japan
    Kanso Utility 15.3cm Knife Made in Japan
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  • Kanso 3 Piece Knife Set
    Kanso 3 Piece Knife Set
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  • Kanso Santoku Hollow Ground Knife 17.8cm
    Kanso Santoku Hollow Ground Knife 17.8cm
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