Shun Kanso Asian Utility (Chef's Knife) - Nakiri - 7 in. (SWT0767)
Product Description for Shun Kanso Asian Utility (Chef's Knife) - Nakiri - 7 in. (SWT0767)
Maker: Shun (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Shun Kanso (click to see more in this line)
Item num: 94738
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.90 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 8.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.2 oz.
Blade: Japanese AUS-10A with a heritage finish
Handle: Tagayasan wood set on a full tang
Description: The Shun Kanso Asian Utility Knife is a beautiful multi-tasking blade—from its sharp tip, which can be used for detail work, to its long, straight edge, perfect for portioning meat and chopping vegetables. While it may look like a meat cleaver, it isn't (you'll want a heavier cleaver for breaking bones). Instead, the Kanso Nakiri is used like a chef's knife. It is adept at processing quantities of vegetables for stir fry and thinly slicing meats. Every part of this knife can be put to use. Use the flat to smash a garlic clove. Use the back to tenderize meat. Use the tip and razor-sharp edge for everything from skinning fish to shaving vegetables. Once you use it, you'll find yourself reaching for this precision knife more and more often.
The Shun 7-inch Asian Utility/Nakiri 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