Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently debuted the new Kanren cutlery collection exclusively at Williams Sonoma. The company said the collection is named after the Japanese word for “connection.”
The hand-honed Honbazuke blade is designed to slice, dice, chop and carve with scalpel-like sharpness, stated the company. The 48-layer Damascus-style blade is made of high performance carbide stainless steel, while the triple-riveted Micarta handles feature Zwilling’s signature curved bolster. This, said the company, provides a secure grip and fatigue-free cutting.
The collection is available in a 12-piece set that includes an 8″ chef’s knife, 4″ paring knife, 5 1/2″ prep knife, 8″ chef’s knife, 9″ carving knife, 9″ bread knife, 4 1/2″ steak knives (set of 4) and twin Select kitchen shears, a diamond steel rod and a 12-slot acacia storage block.
Other configurations include a 7-piece easel set, 7-piece block set, as well as open stock. The collection has a suggested retail price range of $165 to $2,028.