The Zwilling 31119-143 Four Star Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is designed in Italy by Matteo Thun and features a high carbon stainless steel blade. The blade on the santoku knife measures 5.5 in. and has a satin finish. The handle is made of polypropylene and offers a comfortable grip. The knife is ideal for preparing meat, fish and also vegetables. The knife is dishwasher safe, but it is recommended to hand wash to keep it in tip top shape! Made in Germany.