Shun Kanso Chef's Knife/Santoku, Hollow Ground - 7 in. (SWT0718)
Product Description for Shun Kanso Chef's Knife/Santoku, Hollow Ground - 7 in. (SWT0718)
Maker: Shun (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Shun Kanso (click to see more in this line)
Item num: 94613
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: Japanese AUS-10A with a heritage finish
Handle: Tagayasan wood set on a full tang
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 favorites. A knife of many talents, a santoku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, many people even prefer it to a Western chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the Shun Kanso Santoku is very easy to maneuver -- even in a smaller kitchen. There's plenty belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the knife's versatility. We think you’ll find that this distinctive kitchen knife works beautifully and fits your hand like a glove. The santoku is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut). Many cooks swear by their santoku for easy food preparation and top performance.
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 "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