The Santoku knife is probably the best Japanese knife established
in the western marketplace. Because this knife can be used in 3 directions, especially for
cutting meat, vegetables and fish without bones, it is called Santoku
(literally means three virtues).Santoku knives are prized for their handy and versatility. Santokus, like all Japanese knives vary widely
in design ranging from stamped steel blades with western style handle scales to
characterful handmade masterpieces. Since the role of the Santoku is to be the primary knife for most kitchen tasks,
should also be considered other multi-task knives such
as gyutos and chef’s knives.