Shun knives are known for their outstanding quality and distinctive look, and the Shun Kanso collection is no exception. Kanso refers to a Japanese design principle meaning simplicity, and this line of cutlery simply performs. Each knife in the Shun Kanso collection boasts all of the essential features that make Shun a top choice of professional chefs.

The high performance blades are made from AUS10A Japanese steel. This high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel is hand-sharpened to a razor-sharp 16-degree cutting angle. The rustic Heritage finish hides scratches and looks even better as it ages. Shun Kanso knife handles are made from tagayasan wood, which is dense, durable, and traditionally used in Samurai sword handles.