Vendor Shun Knives

Shun Kanso 3-Piece Build-a-Block Set

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This set includes the Shun Kanso 8-inch Chef's Knife and the must-have honing steel to help maintain your Shun-sharp edge. Both fit in an attractive bamboo Slimline Block with room for four more additions to your collection—including a slot for handy kitchen shears. This compact block makes the most of limited kitchen counterspace while still keeping your most-used kitchen tools within easy reach.

The Shun Kanso 3-Piece Build-a-Block Set is part of the Shun 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, we 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 a wood called tagayasan or wenge, which is sometimes known in Japan 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.



Set includes:

  • 8-in. Chef's Knife
  • Combination Honing Steel
  • Slimline 6-Slot Block


  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Heritage finish hides scratches, gives Kanso a rustic look that just improves with age
  • Steel: AUS10A high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel
  • Contoured tagayasan or wenge wood handle
  • Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

Honing steel

  • Built-in angle guide makes precision honing easy
  • Two honing surfaces: smooth for everyday honing; micro-ribbed for weekly care
  • Stainless steel
  • Contoured tagayasan or wenge wood handle
  • Rod length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)

Slimline block

  • Beautiful, sustainable bamboo construction
  • Accommodates up to 4 kitchen knives, large to small
  • Plus slots for honing steel and kitchen shears
  • Made in China