Shun – Kanso 5pc Chef’s Knife Block Set (Made in Japan)
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.
- Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- Heritage finish hides scratches, gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age
- Steel: AUS10A—high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel
- Handle: Contoured tagayasan wood
- Handcrafted in Japan
- 9cm Paring
- 15cm Utlity
- 17.8cm Santoku
- 20cm Chef’s
- Kanso Wood Block