7” Santoku - Shun Kazahana
18cm (7″) Santoku [Vegetable Knife]
ADD THIS AWARD-WINNING KNIFE TO YOUR KITCHEN
A Santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s knife, the Santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with vegetables, poultry, and fish or for the three types of cuts at which it excels; slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When Kai first introduced the Shun Kazahana Santoku to the market, it was named “Kitchen Knife of the Year” by Blade magazine. The Shun Kazahana Santoku is part of the Shun Kazahana line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.
SHUN KAZAHANA LINE—
In Japanese, “Kazahana” means “snow that flickers like petals dancing in a clear sky. Influenced by a Kanso design principle based on the Zen philosophy of simplicity, the Shun Kazahana collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind. Plainly put: with these knives, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. In Kazahana, Shun took away anything that does not matter and kept everything that does—high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10A, a highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes a razor-sharp edge and holds it longer. Kazahana’s lustrous satin finish hides scratches and has exceptional food release properties. The handles are made of symmetrical and contoured polished black Pakkawood for longevity and beauty, that instills confidence with every slice. Full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and easy cutting control. Like all Shun knives, Kazahana is sharpened to a 16° cutting angle on each side to cut cleanly and help preserve food’s freshness and best taste.