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Shun - Kanso 6 Piece Block Set

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Shun - Kanso 6 Piece Block Set 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 Kanso 6-piece block features five key pieces of kitchen cutlery, plus a beautiful block with a finish to match the Kanso handle. You get the Kanso 8-inch Chef's Knife, 5.5-inch Hollow-Ground Santoku, 6-inch Utility Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, and the Kanso Combination Honing Steel. They all fit in the solid wood block—with room to expand. There are two additional slots, plus one to accommodate a handy pair of kitchen shears.

This handsome set provides the essential knives and kitchen tools for your kitchen. Set includes:

  • 3.5-in. Kanso Paring Knife
  • 6-in. Kanso Utility Knife
  • 8-in. Kanso Chef's Knife
  • 5.5-in. Kanso Hollow-Ground Santoku
  • Kanso Combination Honing Steel (made in China)
  • Kanso 8-Slot Wood Block (made in China)


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. 


This handsome hardwood block features 8 slots to accommodate your 8 favorite pieces of Shun Kanso kitchen cutlery. Finished to be in harmony with Kanso's tagayasan handle, the block offers 4 wider slots, two narrower, as well as a slot for a pair of kitchen shears and a honing steel.


  • Hardwood block finished to match Kanso's handle
  • Accommodates up to 8 pieces of kitchen cutlery, large and small
  • Includes slots for honing steel and kitchen shears


Product Specifications
Brand Shun
Type Set
Series Kanso
Country of Origin Japan