Joyce Chen's slogan "Eastern Cookware for the Western Kitchen," reflects her focus on providing high-quality, versatile tools and products that have Asian flair, but can be used in a western kitchen. Every cook has a favorite knife and will tell you there is no substitute for quality cutlery. The 6.5" Santoku Knife with Ho wood handle is a general all purpose knife for mincing, slicing, dicing, and heavy tasks such as meat preparation. All Joyce Chen knives are equipped with rustproof, stainless steel blades and are balanced, durable and well designed. The Ho wood handle provides a comfortable grip and allows for excellent blade control. In addition to comfort and quality, Joyce Chen cutlery offers an unbeatable value in today's fine cutlery market. Good cooks everywhere will tell you that the proper accessories can make the difference between a cooking success and disaster. Today, Joyce Chen Products come from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you. Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. The restaurant flourished, and in 1973 a larger Cambridge restaurant was opened. Chen also began writing Chinese cookbooks and in the 1970s began hosting a cooking show on public television. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards¿ so she developed her own.