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 Goma -Haruyuki Goma blades offer great looks combined with spectacular performance and ruggedness. If you're buying your first fancy knife, or giving one as a gift, you can't do better than the Goma. VG-10 is steel formulated specially to make knives; it brings sharpness, toughness and stain resistance together in the best combination possible. The result is a mind-blowingly sharp edge that stays sharp for a very long time. Compared to other stainless steels, it is a dream to sharpen.
These knives are hand sharpened and hand-honed with a 50/50 double bevel edge, making them great performers in the kitchen. The unique tsuchime finish (hand hammered dimples) allows the blade to slide through food without sticking with the added bene t of a distinctive looking blade.The pakkawood handle is made from layers of wood and resin, compressed under intense pressure to produce and incredibly durable material.