Shun Kanso Chef's Knife/Santoku, Hollow Ground - 5-1/2 in. (SWT0727)
Product Description for Shun Kanso Chef's Knife/Santoku, Hollow Ground - 5-1/2 in. (SWT0727)
Maker: Shun (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Shun Kanso (click to see more in this line)
Item num: 94612
Blade length: 5.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Japanese AUS-10A with a heritage finish
Handle: Tagayasan wood set on a full tang
Description: When it comes to your kitchen, it's all about finding the tool that is just right for you. If you prefer a smaller knife, may we suggest you try the Shun Kanso 5-1/2-inch Santoku? In size, it's smaller than the full-sized santoku, but still offers all the performance you expect from a favorite kitchen tool. Its in-between weight and size make this santoku perfect for medium-sized kitchen tasks, from slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs. The hollow-grounds help food release more quickly, making food preparation even easier. Cooks with smaller hands or those who simply prefer a more compact knife may find that this smaller santoku becomes a top go-to knife. Some cooks have told us they use it in place of a paring knife or find it to be the ideal size for cutting up breakfast fruit.
The Shun Kanso 5-1/2-inch Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the 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, Shun 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 on each side to cut cleanly and help preserve food’s freshness and best taste.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days