The Shun Kanso 7" Asian Utility Knife is a new blade shape. A mix between a nakiri and a cleaver, this Japanese knife is ready to split squash, crush garlic, and slice proteins. Available at House of Knives.
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The Shun Kanso 7-inch Asian Utility Knife is a multi-tasking knife. Use the flat to smash garlic cloves, the back to tenderize meat, the tip and ultra-sharp edge to skin fish, shave vegetables and more. Full tang; premium Japanese AUS10A vanadium steel with heritage finish; tagayasan-wood handles; razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision control. SRP: $175. www.shuncutlery.com