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Shun Kanso 5.5" Santoku Knife

Shun Kanso 5.5 Inch Santoku Knife SWT0727

  • Designed with Japanese philosophy of Kanso, which translates to simplicity
  • Japanese AUS10A high-carbon vanadium stainless steel blade
  • Handle made from Tagayasan wood, same wood used for Samurai sword handles
  • Heritage blade finish gives rustic look that gets better with age
  • Hand crafted in Japan, Lifetime Warranty
Regular Price: $132.00
Sale Price: $104.95



Shun Kanso 5.5" Santoku Knife


Smaller than the full sized santoku, the Kanso 5.5" Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife is a beautiful, versatile Asian-inspired chef's knife that is perfect for medium-sized tasks. This multi-purpose knife is able to handle a large variety of kitchen and cutting tasks. As versatile as a standard chef's knife, but with a slightly shorter blade, many actually prefer the santoku over a standard chef's knife. The slightly shorter blade allows for easy maneuverability and balance. The slight curve of the blade makes it capable of rocking cuts. This knife is as easy and natural to use as a chef's knife, and is designed for a natural down-and-forward (push cut) motion. If you've been looking for a knife with a beautiful aesthetic that just has the essentials, the Shun Kanso 7" Santoku Knife makes the cut.
Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number SWT0727.

Shun Technology Highlights

  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)

  • Heritage finish hides scratches, giving a rustic look that improves with age

  • AUS10A high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel

  • Ergonomic contoured tagayasan wood handle

  • Blade length: 5.5 in. (20.3 cm)

  • Handcrafted in Japan

  • Lifetime warranty

Shun Kanso Series Features

With the zen principle of simplicity in mind, each knife in the Shun Kanso series removes all non-essentials from the design. This leaves you with a knife that provide sharpness, durability, and balance, as well as a beautifully simple and ergonomic design. The blade is constructed from a Japanese AUS10A high-carbon vanadium stainless steel, giving it a razor-sharp edge that will last for years. With a Rockwell Hardness rating of 60 (very hard), this blade provides incredible edge retention for a knife that is sharp, durable, and beautiful. Like all Shun knives, this Kanso Chef's Knife is sharpened to a 16° double-bevel edge to allow for clean cuts and to help preserve your ingredients' freshness and taste. The blade also features a heritage finish to give it a rustic look that only gets better with age. This finish will hide any scratches that may appear on your blade from regular use. The ergonomic wooden handle is made from a dark wood called Tagayasan wood, sometimes known as "iron sword wood". This dense, dark wood is the same kind of wood that was traditionally used to craft the handles of samurai swords. The ergonomic design of the handle provides unmatched strength, control, and balance with a full tang that extends the entire width of the handle. If you've been looking for a knife with a beautiful aesthetic that just has the essentials, the Shun Kanso series makes the cut.

About Shun

Shun in Japanese actually translates to "at the peak of perfection," and no words could better describe this outstanding company. Renowned for their traditional knife making style and aesthetic design, the highly skilled artisans at the Kai Corporation (the parent company of "Shoon") have been making blades of the highest quality in homage of the legendary sword smiths of Seki, Japan for over 100 years. Each and every knife is handmade, from beginning to end, requiring at least 100 meticulous steps along the way. It is out of this respect and admiration towards their ancestors, coupled with advanced technology and materials, that Shun produces basically pieces of art that also happen to be razor-sharp knives.

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