Kanso is a design principle influenced by Zen philosophy; It means "simplicity", but simplicity achieved by eliminating the non-essential
The 7-inch Santoku (Santoku meaning "three virtues") is sized perfectly for all tasks around the kitchen: slicing, dicing and mincing
Full tang construction for balance and strength; blade is 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 cuts cleanly and helps preserve food's freshness and best taste; hollow-ground feature provides easy food release
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
Description: The Shun Kanso 7-in. Hollow-Ground Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen arsenal. A knife of many talents, a santoku (meaning three virtues) easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks, such as slicing, dicing and mincing. Often preferred to a chefâ€™s knife for its smaller length than a standard chef's knife, the Shun Kanso Santoku is very easy to maneuver. With a slight curve to the blade, this knife enables rocking cuts, which just adds to the knife's versatility. The santoku is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut), making for easy food preparation and top performance. The hollow-ground feature aids in food release from the blade, for faster work. The Shun Kanso 7-in. Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the Kanso series. Kanso is a design principle based on Zen philosophy. It means â€œsimplicity,â€ but simplicity that is achieved by eliminating the non-essential. In Kanso, we took away anything that doesnâ€™t matter and kept everything that does: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10Aâ€”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 â€œiron 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 16Â° cutting angle each side to cut cleanly and help preserve foodâ€™s freshness and best taste. Hand-crafted in Seki City, Japan, Kanso is essential simplicity: a simple kitchen knife that simply performs.