Literally, santoku means 'three virtues." Legend has it, this refers to the effortless way Japanese santoku knives handle fish, meat and vegetables. Generations of home cooks in Japan use this type of knife daily for the most common kitchen tasks of chopping, dicing and mincing. Averaging 7" (180mm) a santoku knife blade shape is a bit taller than a gyuto (chef’s knife), which keeps the users' knuckles off of the cutting surface, making quick chopping motions comfortable and rapid. A great option when purchasing a first Japanese knife, santokus perform most general kitchen tasks with ease.
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