The Kojiro Gen 4 Hollow Ground Santoku Knife is your all-purpose kitchen solution, as the name itself means “three uses,” referring to the knife’s ability to conquer fish, meat and vegetables with equal efficiency. A santoku knife is perfectly balanced so that you get an even landing from blade tip to the end of the handle when cutting. Unlike a Western knife, which is used with a rocking motion, the santoku is used with a single downward stroke. This allows for precision cutting razor-thin slices, uniform dicing and fine mincing. The 12 1/2” overall, Japanese design kitchen knife has a full-tang, 8” AISI-420 surgical stainless steel sheepsfoot blade with scallops above the edge to reduce cutting friction. The contoured, ergonomic handle scales are tough and lightweight Fuzion, secured to the tang with heavy-duty stainless steel pins. When you use our Kojiro Gen 4 Hollow Ground Santoku Knife, you’ll never, ever use another kitchen knife again!