The GOURMET 7″ Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is designed with a thinner blade than the traditional chef’s knife, at a ten cutting edge. It gradually curves up at the very end, providing a straighter edge, and is crafted with evenly spaced vertical indentations, creating small air pockets between the blade and the food. These small air pockets gently push food off the blade and reduce friction and drag. This knife allows cooks to effortlessly prep a wide array of fresh produce, including starchy vegetables like potatoes, which tend to stick to a knife’s blade. GOURMET laser-cut knives are crafted in the company’s factory in Germany. Well-balanced and durable, GOURMET knives are made of high-carbon stainless steel. GOURMET knives feature a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material Polyoxymethylene (POM), with a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration.