Touted as one of the most versatile knives, a santoku knife should be a requirement for any kitchen. The word santoku loosely translates to "three virtues" or "three uses." Some say it's referencing the three common cutting tasks it excels at: slicing, dicing, and mincing. Others say it's because it works great with vegetables, meat, and fish. You be the judge. Shun's Classic 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Knife will perform exceptional at all the above and more. The knife, which is the Japanese version of chef's or cook's knife, is indented with the "hollow grounds" which create tiny air pockets between the blade and food, preventing any sticking. This 16°" double-bevel blade will certainly make food prep easier. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number DM0718.