The Shun Kanso Utility is between a chef's knife and a paring knife in size, but with a narrower, straighter blade. It's perfect for tasks where precise cuts are needed, such as trimming green beans or other small vegetables. Its slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts, too. 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.
- A multi-purpose knife, between a chef's knife and a paring knife in size, perfect for precision cuts
- AUS10A blade; additional vanadium refines the stainless steel, enabling a razor-sharp 16° edge, each side; high-carbon content offers strength, corrosion and wear resistance, high hardness