The Messermeister Four Seasons 7" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife, also known as a Japanese Chef’s Knife, is a wide bladed knife that makes handling the chefs knife easy 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 the Kullenschliff Santoku Knife is great quality for restuarants to use. Many chef's use these Messermeister Four Season Collection knives because they know they are the highest-quality out there.