Shun Kanso 3pc 3.5" Paring, 6" Utiltiy & 8 Cook's Starter Knife Set. This starter set of Shun Kanso knives combines the three knives you use every day.The set includes a 3.5-inch paring knife for peeling & slicing, a 6-inch Utility knife for slicing & chopping and a 8-inch Cooks knife for chopping & mincing. Shun pronounced "shoon" in Japanese, is known as "at the peak of perfection". 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 doesnt matter and kept everything that does: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10Ahighly 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 foods freshness and best taste. The chef's knife is the one knife no cook can be without. So if you like the looks of Kanso, the Shun Kanso 8-inch Chef's Knife is a must-have. This all-purpose knife is ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The 8-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, and a wide variety of other foods.
The Kanso Chef's Knife is based on its Asian counterpart, the gyuto. It offers a wider heel, a fairly flat profile toward the heelperfect for push cutsbut we also gave it a little belly from mid-blade toward the tip so that it can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. The taguyasan-wood handles are slightly contoured, enabling an easy and comfortable chef's grip while cutting. In size, the Shun Kanso 6-inch Utility Knife is between a chefs knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables.Some cooks like to use it in their hand, tooalmost like a large paring knife or petty knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chefs knife. Its very slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. Its nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order.
Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwichfrom thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses. The Shun Kanso 3.5-inch 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 versatile. The paring knife gets its name from its main functionremoving or paring away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables.
Its ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.Blade Construction: AUS10Ahigh-carbon, vanadium stainless steel. Full tang, provides strength & balance. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive). Heritage finish hides scratches, gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age. The item "Shun Kanso 3pc 3.5 Paring, 6 Utiltiy & 8 Cook's Starter Knife Set" is in sale since Friday, November 30, 2018.
This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives". The seller is "tddomicile" and is located in Commerce Township, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.