Utility Knife - Shun Kazahana
15cm (6″) Utility Knife
MULTI-PURPOSE—AND VERY HANDY
In size, the Shun Kazahana Utility Knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It’s perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too, almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife; with its very slightly curved belly enabling it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich, from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
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.