Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing of vegetables, meat and fish and is the classic Japanese chefs’ knife shape. This shape is now becoming a byword for anyone looking for a Japanese style blade. With a wide blade with a relatively straight edge this is the perfect knife for general food preparation. In a professional kitchen this shape is best for the prep, garnish and vegetable sections. In profile, the blade is straight for about 60% of the edge and then curves softly to the tip. The breadth of this gently curved blade is ideally suited for resting against the knuckle for total control and speed as well as complete safety when chopping straight down using the very back of the knife for grater like mincing of garlic, ginger etc.
Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing - and is the shape of a traditional Japanese chef’s knife. The breadth of the Santoku and its gently curved profile make this an ideal tool for speed cutting against knuckle. This technique provides safe comfortable cutting action ONLY when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on knuckle. This most versatile blade makes an ideal main knife for those who cut more fruit and vegetables, with occasional meat and fish preparation.
SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.