Zwilling Launches Kanren Cutlery Collection At Williams Sonoma

Zwilling J.A. Henckels has launched 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.

The collection is available in a 12-piece set that includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, 4-inch paring knife, 5.5-inch prep knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, 9-inch carving knife, 9-inch bread knife, 4.5-inch steak knives (set of four), 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.