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Shun ® Kanso 6-Piece Knife Block Set
SKU: 663855
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Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords, Kanso knives embody a design principle based on Zen philosophy. Meaning "simplicity," the Kanso collection focuses on the essentials that make a knife superior. Featuring razor-sharp blades of high-carbon stainless steel, Kanso knives are constructed with a full tang for balance and precise cutting control. Contoured handles are made of tagayasan wood, the same material used for samurai sword handles. Like all Shun knives, Kanso is sharpened to 16 degrees on each side. Set includes 3.5" paring, 5.5" hollow-ground santoku, 6" utility and 8" chef's knives, and honing steel. Solid wood block has three additional slots for knife and kitchen shear storage.

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Shun ® Kanso 6-Piece Knife Block Set.

  • High­carbon vanadium stainless steel blades
  • Full­tang construction
  • Tagayasan wood contoured handles
  • Sharpened 16-degree angle
  • Corrosion­resistant
  • Solid wood knife block
  • Hand wash only
  • Made in Japan

Item Number: SWTS0600CRT

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Knife Block

Width: 9.75"

Depth: 3.25"

Height: 10"

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Shun ® Kanso 6-Piece Knife Block Set is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knives Bought these a while ago and while they arrived in pretty poor state with the packaging not only having been opened but the knives apparently having been used, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. I love the knife block and the look of the knives is gorgeous. They also handle well and provide decent sharpness. I'm especially fond of the Santoku knife which handles really well, is very compact, and has become one of my most used blades. To complete the set, I've also bought the Shun shears which are quite overpriced but fit the block well and are of high quality.So, overall these are great knives at a good price. And they have a great, unique look.As for the downsides, for me there's two things. One is the lack of blade options. There's no Kanso knives with serrated blades and what you get here in the block is pretty much all there is. This led me to buy several Wusthof Classic Ikon knives such as a long and short serrated knife, a peeling knife (so amazing), and a Chef's knife (that one not really necessary but just fell in love with it). And that's the other thing. Comparing those to the Kanso knives I have to say that the Kanso ones are quite outclassed by the Wusthof knives. Not only are the Wusthof knives sharper and seem to hold an edge better, they also handle really well. I like the Kanso Chef knife but having the Wusthof in hand is the difference between a great knife and one you just fall in love with. However, the Wusthof knives also cost considerably more so it's probably fairer to compare them to the Shun Premier line.Anyway, I really love both the Classic Ikon and the Kanso knives and they both are great tools.
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