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Shun - Kanso 3.5" Paring Knife

SKU: SHU-SWT0700
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Shun - Kanso 3.5" Paring Knife Description

If you have admired the simple lines and effortless grace of Japanese design, you have experienced Kanso. Kanso is a design principle based on Zen philosophy. It means "simplicity" but it is a simplicity that is achieved by concetrating solely on what is most essential. When it comes to Shun's Kanso cutlery, essential means high-performance steel, a razor sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. Kanso si simple - and beautiful - kitchen cutlery that simply performs. 

The Shun Kanso 3.5-in. 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 function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s 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.

Shun Kanso 3.5-in. Paring Knife is part of the Shun Kanso series. 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 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 each side to cut cleanly and help preserve food’s freshness and best taste.

  • For peeling, trimming, coring, and more, it’s essential
  • 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
  • Contoured tagayasan or wenge wood
  • Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

Blade Material

Solida AUS10A - A high-carbon stainless steel wigh high strength, as well as good corrosion resistance, hardness and wear resistnace. Added vanadium refines the grain of the steel so that it takes a fine edge. 

Handle Material

Tagayasan (or wenge) - Known as "irown sword wood" tagaysan is notable for its densenss, durability and simple beauty. 

Handle Grip 

Symmetrical (ambidextrous) - Handle is shaped the same on both sides enabling left or right handed use. 

Specifications
Brand Shun
Type Paring
Series Kanso
Blade Length 3.5 Inch
Country of Origin Japan