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This is the lowest price this has ever been, and is by far the best 7" Santoku you can get for $75. You get free sharpening for life at Shun's service center in Oregon. This line is cheaper than Shun classic because it is not the LAYERED steel blade with the VG MAX steel cutting layer/core. Yes, VG Max is slightly better than AUS10a on the Kanso. If you want something better for $35 more, get the Classic 8.5in Santoku HERE [williams-sonoma.com]. That's a big blade. If you want something smaller for smaller hands, the Premier 6" Chef HERE [williams-sonoma.com] is a killer deal right now. That knife is smaller, lighter and is definitely the best slicer of the 3 knives mentioned.
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This is NOT a bad knife, but it is NOT a good sale price either. It routinely is this price or even lower.

And yes, this is AUS10, not VG10/VGMax
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This is stainless steel, not their signature VG MAX blade. Big difference here
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Nice!

Also saw https://amzn.to/2OxX6Dc - Shun Premier Chef Knife, 6 Inch ($99 vs MSRP of $213), all time CCC low.
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This looks like a good deal. Didn't do any research, but Shun knives so rarely go on sale and Kanso looks like a decent line. The wife has wanted a new Santoku to replace her Shun Ken Onion model a drunk girl broke at a wedding shower years ago. This is perfect
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This is stainless steel, not their signature VG MAX blade. Big difference here
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This is NOT a bad knife, but it is NOT a good sale price either. It routinely is this price or even lower.

And yes, this is AUS10, not VG10/VGMax
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This is NOT a bad knife, but it is NOT a good sale price either. It routinely is this price or even lower.

And yes, this is AUS10, not VG10/VGMax
Lowest as per camel. Do you have any recommendations for a good knife if not this?
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This is NOT a bad knife, but it is NOT a good sale price either. It routinely is this price or even lower.

And yes, this is AUS10, not VG10/VGMax
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Lowest as per camel. Do you have any recommendations for a good knife if not this?
This is the lowest price this has ever been, and is by far the best 7" Santoku you can get for $75. You get free sharpening for life at Shun's service center in Oregon. This line is cheaper than Shun classic because it is not the LAYERED steel blade with the VG MAX steel cutting layer/core. Yes, VG Max is slightly better than AUS10a on the Kanso. If you want something better for $35 more, get the Classic 8.5in Santoku HERE [williams-sonoma.com]. That's a big blade. If you want something smaller for smaller hands, the Premier 6" Chef HERE [williams-sonoma.com] is a killer deal right now. That knife is smaller, lighter and is definitely the best slicer of the 3 knives mentioned.
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Shun doing stamped knives now? aw man.
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Shun doing stamped knives now? aw man.
Nope. not stamped.
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Nope. not stamped.
Well, I don't actually know for sure, but here's why I say it's stamped, and feel free to correct any of my conclusions:
A knife is either stamped or forged, right?
Forged knifes will have a bolster at the handle, indicating where the steel was forged and honed down into a blade. This has no bolster.
Stamped knives are even thickness all the way through the tang, in the handle. This is even thickness.
Kanso is significantly cheaper than other Shun knives in the same size, which I assume is due to cheaper materials or cheaper manufacturing. Stamping is cheaper than forging.
Questions of "is this [Kanso line] forged or stamped?" on other sites are answered in cryptic engrish by shun with "forged and stamped don't apply to japanese knives"
Amazon reviews of Kanso blades from chefs indicate that the line is stamped.
Crate & Barrel description of Kanso knives: "double-bevel stamped blade"

I'm 100% open to being corrected; what can you teach me here?
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This is the lowest price this has ever been, and is by far the best 7" Santoku you can get for $75. You get free sharpening for life at Shun's service center in Oregon. This line is cheaper than Shun classic because it is not the LAYERED steel blade with the VG MAX steel cutting layer/core. Yes, VG Max is slightly better than AUS10a on the Kanso. If you want something better for $35 more, get the Classic 8.5in Santoku HERE [williams-sonoma.com]. That's a big blade. If you want something smaller for smaller hands, the Premier 6" Chef HERE [williams-sonoma.com] is a killer deal right now. That knife is smaller, lighter and is definitely the best slicer of the 3 knives mentioned.
Any recommendations on a Shun knife set?
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Nice!

Also saw https://amzn.to/2OxX6Dc - Shun Premier Chef Knife, 6 Inch ($99 vs MSRP of $213), all time CCC low.
$70 price drop. So tempting!
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This line is designed for simplicity and to be functional. Not with all that decorative knife design and handle design. It is made for those who want a decent shun knife at an affordable price compared to the others.

Don't look to much into it. If you want all that fancy design and high steel then get the other models that have it. This knife was not intended for that. $75 is affordable for a functional knife with lifetime sharpening for the average user.
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This looks like a good deal. Didn't do any research, but Shun knives so rarely go on sale and Kanso looks like a decent line. The wife has wanted a new Santoku to replace her Shun Ken Onion model a drunk girl broke at a wedding shower years ago. This is perfect
that Ken onion model was so legit. I've never held a more comfortable knife.
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