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 -In most of the world, a 'factory-made' knife is made entirely by machines. Not so in Japan. A company like Haruyuki is made of expert crafts-people, each one a master of their trade. Despite being known as 'factory-made knives', Haruyuki knives are very much crafted by human hands, each pair responsible for a different step of the process.