The Park Plaza Kullenschliff Santoku, also known as a Japanese Chef’s Knife, is a wide blade knife with an overall thinner spine and taper when compared to other similar knives. The thin taper (or blade thickness) is expanded to give the knife maximum precision when slicing. The alternating hollows on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade which adds ease to your slicing. The Santoku Knife is one of the world's most popular knives due to it's versatility and Park Plaza 7'' 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, except that with a Messemeister knife you'll get more than 3 uses making this knife a must have. This is possibly the highest-quality Kullenschliff Knife you will ever find at such a great price.