Arguably, a good knife is the essence of Chinese cooking. The Classic Santoku is an all-purpose knife that traces its roots back to the Japanese kitchen. Helen's Asian Kitchen Santoku is made from the highest quality, German-standard stainless steel providing a durable, keen cutting edge that's perfect for slicing boneless meats, filleting fish, butterflying shrimp, cutting vegetables and more. The specially, hand-ground Granton or hollow-ground edge is designed to help reduce drag and keep foods from sticking to the blade. The seamless, brushed stainless steel handle washes completely clean and will not absorb any oil, moisture or juices from meat and seafood. Here is a beautiful, high-performance knife that will make cutting truly a pleasure.