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Shun Kanso

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" that is achieved by eliminating the non-essential.

To create Shun 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. Kanso is a simple - and beautiful - kitchen knife that simply performs.

Cutting Edge

Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade 


Heritage finish Japanese AUS-10A high carbon, vanadium stainless steel


Full tang construction fitted with a contoured Tagayasan (iron sword wood) riveted wooden handle


Handcrafted in Japan


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