This Japanese cook’s knife has become a very popular knife in today’s kitchens. The Santoku has 5/8” long carved out ovals on both sides of the cutlery blade. These are also known as Kullens, Hollow grounds, & a granton edge. These ovals help prevent food from sticking to the blade & allow you to make thin slices with the knife. The wider knife blade makes it easy to scoop up your food after chopping. This cutlery piece is lightweight, and fully forged for rigidity, with a smooth ergonomic handle for a lifetime of comfort & use.