The Messermeister Four Seasons 7" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife, also known as a Japanese Chef’s Knife, is a wide blade knife. This wide blade makes it easy to handle and helps with leverage. The alternating kullenschliffs (a.k.a. hollows or grantons) on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade. This is a versatile knife making it universal for cutting to all types of food. Great for everyday use and it's great quality to use at restuarants, many chef's use these Messermeister Four Season Collection knives because they know they are the highest quality out there.