Shun Kanso 3-1/2" Paring Knife
The Shun Kanso 3-1/2" Paring Knife is a must-have for every kitchen. In a way, you can think of it as the mini version of the Chef’s Knife because, like the Chef’s Knife, the Paring Knife is quite...
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Shun Kanso 3-1/2" Paring Knife is part of the Shun Kanso series. Kanso is a design principle based on the Zen philosophy. It means “simplicity,” but simplicity that is achieved by eliminating the nonessential. In Kanso, anything that doesn’t matter is taken away and everything that does matter is kept – in this case, high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10A, a 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 improves with age. The handle is made of a wood called Tagayasan or Wenge, which is sometimes known in Japan 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.