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Shun Kanso 5 Piece Knife Block Set

MSRP: $486.00
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Kanso is a design principle based on Zen philosophy, meaning “simplicity”, with simplicity being achieved by concentrating on what is most essential.  In this cutlery line, it means high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control.  Shun’s striking Kanso 5 piece block set is built around the Kanso 8” chef’s knife - the one knife you will be sure to use each time you cook.  In addition, it includes the paring knife which is ideal for a wide range of trimming and peeling tasks; a 6” utility knife sized for the in-between tasks, a honing steel to maintain your cutlery and a beautiful Slimline Bamboo block.  The block is designed to take up less countertop space while keeping your important knives in easy reach.


  • 3.5” paring knife
  • 6” Utility knife
  • 8” Chef’s knife
  • Honing steel
  • Slimline Bamboo block


  • AUS10A blades; high-carbon stainless steel offers strength, corrosion resistance, hardness, and wear resistance; added vanadium refines the steel grain enabling a razor-sharp 16° edge, each side
  • Contoured tagayasan (or wenge) wood handle; known as “iron sword wood” is noted for denseness, durability, and beauty - with an easy, comfortable chef’s grip
  • Full-tang construction for durability and precision balance
  • Handcrafted in Japan