This multipurpose knife handles all the basic cutting tasks with perfect ease. The shorter 5-inch blade of this santoku makes it exceptionally light and easily maneuverable. This size is perfect for all everyday kitchen tasks, from slicing carrots and onions to mincing herbs to cutting chocolate.
The word Santoku means “three virtues.” This is usuallu interpreted in two ways; the trree types of foods it works great well with—vegetables, proteins, and fruit, or for the three types of cuts at which it excels: slicing, dicing, and chopping. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, a santoku is very easy to maneuver—even in a smaller kitchen. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which enhances the knife's versatility.
Blade Material: Japanese VG10 Core Damascus Steel Blade