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KAN Core Bundles 

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    KAN Core Basic Set

    From $249.00
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    KAN Core Standard Set

    From $349.00
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    KAN Core Complete Set

    From $499.00
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    Build Your Own Set

    From $100+

Chef Knives

  • KAN Core 8-inch Chef Knife (Non-Hammered VG-10 Blade, Ebony Handle)

    $139.00
  • KAN Core 8-inch Chef Knife (Hammered VG-10 Blade, G10 handle)

    $139.00
  • KAN Core 8-inch Chef Knife (Non-hammered VG-10 blade, G10 handle)

    $139.00

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Paring Knives

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    KAN Core 3.5″ Paring Knife (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $39.00
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    KAN Core 3.5″ Paring Knife (Ebony Wood Handle)

    $39.00

Santokus

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    KAN Core 6″ Santoku (Ebony Handle)

    $99.00
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    KAN Core 6″ Santoku (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $99.00

Utility Knives

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    KAN Core 5″ Utility Knife (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $59.00
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    KAN Core 5″ Utility Knife (Ebony Handle)

    $59.00

Boning Knives

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    KAN Core 6″ Boning Knife (Ebony Handle)

    $69.00
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    KAN Core 6″ Boning Knife (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $69.00

Slicers/Carving Knives

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    KAN Core 9″ Slicer/Carving Knife (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $119.00
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    KAN Core 9″ Slicer/Carving Knife (Ebony Handle)

    $119.00

Bread Knives

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    KAN Core 9″ Bread Knife (Ebony Wood Handle)

    $89.00
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    KAN Core 9″ Bread Knife (G10 Composite Resin Handle)

    $89.00

Steak Knives

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    KAN Core 4-Piece Steak Knife Set (Ebony wood handles)

    $139.00
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    KAN Core 4-Piece Steak Knife Set (G10 Composite Resin Handles)

    $139.00

Kenji's Books

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    The Food Lab

    $45.00
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    Every Night is Pizza Night

    $15.00

Wondering how the different options compare?

Trying to decide which handle to go with?

Aesthetic
The dark ebony wood is beautiful and classic, while the jet-black G10 looks very slick and modern. That part is totally up to preference in looks.

Weight
We have worked to make sure the balance feels right with either type of handle material, but overall, the G10-handled knives will weight slightly more. In the case of our chef knife, you can expect an extra ounce. Again, the balance of the knives makes the weight difference feel minimal.

Care and Durability
Even though ebony wood is extremely hard, the G10 handles are slightly more carefree as they are impervious to water and may scratch less easily. Remember, none of these knives should ever go in the dishwasher (hand wash and dry immediately). Really, the ebony isn’t high maintenance, but it wouldn’t hurt to rub a couple drops of mineral oil on it every now and then.

On our chef knife, we offer both a hammered (tsuchime) finish and non-hammered. The main decision is which look you like better, as it is mainly an aesthetic choice. That said, the hammered dimples can aid slightly in food release. Again, it’s mostly which look you prefer.