Santoku Chef Knives

Literally, santoku means 'three virtues." Legend has it, this refers to the effortless way these santoku chef 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) the blade shape is a bit taller than a gyutou, (chefs 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, santoku are a great option for most general kitchen tasks.

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