The Kullenschliff Santoku is also known as a Japanese Chef’s Knife, the Santoku is a wide blade knife with an overall thinner spine and taper compard to other similar knives, the thin taper (or blade thickness) is expanded to give it maximum precision when slicing. The 7" Santoku Knife is one of the worlds most popular knives. The alternating hollows on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade. This knife is extremely versatile making it great for anything from paring and dicing to trimming meat. It's in the name itself "Santoku" meaning 3 good things. This possibly the highest quality knife you will ever see at such a great price!