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ZWILLING Kanren 8-inch, Chef's knife

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ZWILLING Kanren 8 - inch Chef's Knife is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 15.
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Description

Kanren, which means “connection” in Japanese, is a collection that beautifully illustrates the union of German engineering with Japanese craftsmanship. This workhorse knife is designed to do everything in the kitchen, including chopping, slicing, and dicing. The FC61 core is embedded in 48 layers of stainless steel which make up the unique Damascus pattern on the knife, protecting the blade from corrosion and chipping. The cutting edge is Honbazuke-honed in Seki, Japan, a three-stage grinding, sharpening, and polishing process that results in razor-like sharpness. With its curved bolster and comfortable black linen Micarta handle, this knife delivers the ultimate in ergonomic, fatigue-free cutting.
  • 8-in. chef’s knife designed to do everything in the kitchen, including chopping, slicing, and dicing
  • F61 steel core protected from corrosion and chipping by 48 layers of stainless steel in a beautiful Damascus pattern
  • Blade is Honbazuke-honed by Japanese artisans
  • Curved bolster for optimal comfort and fatigue-free cutting
  • Beautiful black linen Micarta handle
  • Made in Seki, Japan
  • BPA-free

Specifications

  • Item no. 54031-203
Characteristics
  • Color: Black
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: FC61
  • Type of handle: exposed tang
  • Type of edge: Fine Edge
  • Manufacturing method: forged
Measurements
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
ZWILLING Kanren 8-inch, Chef's knife
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ZWILLING Kanren 8 - inch Chef's Knife is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why not have a knife that basically does it all? This beautiful chef's knife is sure to be the favorite and the go-to in the kitchen for tackling any and all prep tasks. The ergonomic, black micarta handle offers incredible comfort and balance for the whole knife. In the middle, the innovative curved bolster will take your pinch grip to new heights as it is designed for control and optimal comfort as well. Lastly, the incredible Damascus blade ensures long-lasting sharpness and durability for years to come. This is meant to be the most used knife in the kitchen and that's why Zwilling made it one of the best chef's knife out there.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of Both Worlds German Engineering and Japanese beauty and sharpness! This is knife is not only beautiful with its Damascus blade, but it's razor sharp, true to Japanese knives. Unlike most Japanese knives, it's made of very durable, chip resistant steel that protects that thin, sharp edge. I love the western style handle that's comfortable and is made of Micarta that has the look and feel of wood, but is as durable as a synthetic material. The curved bolster, an innovative feature of the Zwilling Pro knives, makes it incredibly comfortable in every hand. This great chef knife will be a workhorse in your kitchen. Its incredibly sharp blade can chop, dice or slice any fruit or vegetable, and can comfortable slice meat too.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you could only have one knife in the kitchen it would have to be an 8" chef's knife, it can do anything in the kitchen. The Kanren 8" chef's knife is not only beautiful but functional. The core of the blade is made from FC61 and its surrounded by an additional 48 layers of steel which creates a beautiful Damascus pattern and extremely durable. Miyabi borrowed the curved bolster from Zwilling and added it to this knife. It is natural to hold with a pinch grip. The handle is made from black linen micarta and fits easily into any hand.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The chef knife is the most used knife in the kitchen so you want that knife to be comfortable in your hand, you want it to be sharp and you want that sharpness to last. The Kanren chef knife is made of FC61 steel and goes through a special ice-hardening process which makes the knife hard, durable and razor sharp. The bolster is curved which supports the pinch grip and is fatigue-free so you can work and be safe and fatigue free! This knife is not only beautiful but also an example of what a great East meets West knife is made of.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent knife for someone considering transitioning to Japanese cutlery. Kanren has a 49 layer stainless steel blade with an acute edge angle. The three riveted symmetrical handle is more akin to a western knife. A curved bolster promotes a pinch grip for controlled cutting. Great weight and balance for all your kitchen cutting tasks.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Kanren 8" Chef's Knife is your everday, well made super strong & durable knife. The blade is extremely sharp, manufactured in Japan and has an attractive Damascus design that is a nice addition. Professional quality at a very good price.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great Chef knife This is a great Chef’s knife. With the 48 layers of Damascus pattern steel with the FC61 core, this is a really well made Chef knife, bringing the best of both German and Japanese cutlery together: durability and sharpness. If you need one knife in your kitchen for all sorts of uses, this is the knife you want. It slices so smoothly, and has a nice weight to it as well. The curved bolster on the knife is great for securely gripping your Chef kn
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Say hello to your new favorite kitchen tool! The 8" Chef knife is the work horse of the kitchen and this one will not disappoint. These knives are an exceptional example of German engineering melding with Japanese craftsmanship. Each knife is made from FC 61 steel which is used in razor blades, which speaks to its cutting edge retention, chip resistance and strength. A total of 48 layers of beautiful Damascus steel surround the core. Hand sharpened and honed, each one of these knives are hand crafted by 46 Japanese artists in Seki Japan. The curved bolster enables the whole length of the blade to be used for cutting and chopping and also creates a comfortable grip to ease wrist fatigue. The linen Micarta handle has a gorgeous wood look that feels firm and safe to grip. The impeccable balance, weight, stunning appearance and acute edge makes Kanren a must have knife.
Date published: 2020-05-12
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What type of honing steel should I use for this knife?

Asked by: Daniel S
You can use any Zwilling brand honing steel with this knife.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-06-17
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