This Alton Brown-Approved Knife Brand Is on Sale at Amazon Right Now

published Dec 18, 2019
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Every kitchen needs a good knife, but a quality one often comes with a hefty price tag. Thankfully, with the holiday season here, many retailers are slashing prices (pun intended) on knives made by big-name, premium brands, which means you can score a piece of top-notch cutlery for a steal. And right now, Amazon is offering a deep discount on the 7-inch Kanso Santoku knife from Shun, a Japanese knife brand that’s a favorite of one of our favorites, Alton Brown. For a limited time, you can get it for $75 (normally $115)!

So what makes Shun knives so special? Let’s start with the blade. It’s made from high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that’s treated with heat to make it finer grained. Besides giving the blade a heritage finish, this treatment makes the steel stronger so that it stay sharper for longer, and it improves the resistance (so food doesn’t stick to the blade as you slice).

The blade’s steel extends through to the wood handle, which is dense to give the knife balance and is angled to ensure a comfortable grip and better control.

The Santoku knife is similar to a chef’s knife (also on sale right now) but slightly smaller in size, so it’s ideal for any meal-prep task, and will come in especially handy during the holidays. Whether you use it to slice meat, dice vegetables for casseroles, or chop chocolate for desserts, it’ll make the job quick and easy.

If you think the knife makes the cut for your kitchen, you better act fast, because this deal won’t last long. And if you order today, you can still get it in time for Christmas delivery.