The most versatile and one of the most popular knives that a cook can have today is a Japanese all purpose chefs knife known as a Santoku knife. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Our Yoshihiro Hayate Inox Aus-8 Gyuto Japanese Santoku Knife features a traditional Japanese convex grind (Hamaguri-ba). This is the same grind that was utilized in Japanese sword making and it excels in sharpness, durability and ease of sharpening. Forged from a single piece of high carbon Aus-8 stainless steel, this knife is complemented by an integrated hollow stainless steel handle that is molded for comfort and ribbed for safe grip. It is welded directly onto the blade to make for a durable, long lasting knife that is also easy to clean and sanitary.