About the Shape - This is also a multi purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.
About Haruyuki Kokuto -Named for Shochu made from brown sugar, the Kokuto gives you the elegance and style of a traditional Japanese knife with none of the maintenance. Ginsan Stainless Steel functions like high-carbon steel so it sharpens easily, and take a 'crisp' edge like high-carbon steels.The handle is made from Yew wood, which has great durability with a gorgeous finish. These blades are a great way to start if you're looking for your first Japanese knife!