Santoku knife evolved from the traditional Japanese vegetable knife, it means "three virtues" - cutting meat, fish, and vegetables. It is ideal for refined slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku features a unique shape(a straight edge with a narrow sheep’s foot blade) making it excels equally at cutting both protein and vegetables.
7-inch Santoku is the perfect size for most tasks. Compared with a chef's knife, Santoku is more friendly for cooking beginners and folks with smaller hands, as it is easier to control and less intimidating. It's also an all-rounder kitchen knife, which could be a collection in any well-equipped kitchen.