Shun SWT0767 Kanso Asian Utility Knife 7" Blade, Tagayasan Wood Handles


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Part #: KSSWT0767 | Shun Cutlery


KSSWT0767: SWT0767 Kanso 7" Asian Utility Knife

Shun Cutlery

The Shun Kanso Asian Utility Knife is a beautiful multi-tasking blade—from its sharp tip, which can be used to peel ginger, to its long, straight edge, perfect for portioning meat. While it may look like a meat cleaver, it isn't (you'll want a heavier cleaver for breaking bones). Instead, the Kanso Asian Utility Knife is adept at processing quantities of vegetables for stir fry and thinly slicing meats. Every part of this knife can be put to use. Use the flat to smash a garlic clove. Use the back to tenderize meat. Use the tip and razor-sharp edge for everything from skinning fish to shaving vegetables. Once you use it, you'll find yourself reaching for this precision knife more and more often.

The Shun 7" Asian Utility knife is part of the 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, Shun 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 tagayasan wood, sometimes known 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.


  • A multi-purpose, must-have knife in Asian kitchens
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Heritage finish (stonewash) hides scratches, gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age
  • Steel: AUS10A—high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel
  • Handle: Contoured tagayasan wood
  • Blade length: 7" (17.8 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan
Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Shun SWT0767 Kanso Asian Utility Knife 7" Blade, Tagayasan Wood Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Shun SWT0767 Kanso Asian Utility Knife 7" Blade, Tagayasan Wood Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Calgary, Alberta
Jul 12, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, None
Cons: Construction
Kanso Utility Knife Review
I recently received my Shun SWT0767 Kanso Utility Knife with 7" Blade with Tagayasan Wood Handle scales.Great service and good price as I have always had from Knife Center (I bought mine on sale).I like that the knife was made in Japan and came very nicely packaged.Slice paper sharp right out of the box.Nice design, and the stonewash finish looks good.I am used to using this style of blade in the kitchen (I wanted to treat myself to a new one) and once you get accustomed with them, they are very useful and a pleasure to use. I am very picky so, that being said, the only thing I would like to change a little is the handle. I have a relatively large hand and found the handle a little on the smaller size for me. I prefer a handle a little more on the beefier side, but that's just me.I also noticed that the scales were slightly offset from one another on each side.Down the road I may replace the scales myself with slightly larger ones for a better gripthat suits my hand.Other than that, I'm very happy with my new knife and I know it will give many yearsof great service.Aside from my picky complaint I am happy with my knife and I would not hesitate to buy another Shun knife from Knife Center.


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