Like the chef’s knife, the santoku is an all-purpose, double-beveled knife. It works well on just about anything you need to cut in the kitchen, from fruits and vegetables to meats, poultry and fish. With its slightly short blade, downturned tip, and high handle position, the Wasabi Santoku is not only versatile, but can be less intimidating than a long, pointy chef’s knife. It’s exceptionally handy for cooks with smaller hands or who are working in a smaller kitchen. The Wasabi Santoku excels at push cuts due to its somewhat flatter edge, yet there’s enough curve to enable efficient mincing cuts, too. ? Japanese style santoku (meaning 3 virtues) knife, used for slicing, dicing, and chopping. ? Made with Daido 1K6 high-carbon, stainless steel for superior edge retention. ? Embellished with the Japanese character for ‘wasabi’. ? Blade is bead-blasted to an attractive finish, handle is sturdy, clean polypropylene blend. ? Hand wash only; Made in Japan.