A 6-inch Santoku hōchō, is the Japanese style knife which is used much like a chef's knife. It has a flat edge and a sheepsfoot blade that curves in an angle approaching 60 degrees at the point. The top of the santoku's handle is in line with the top of the blade. The word santoku loosely translates as 'three virtues' or 'three uses', a reference to the three cutting tasks the knife performs well: slicing; dicing; and mincing.
The diamond ground blade is very sharp and will not dull the way that metal knives typically do. They will go for many years without needing any kind of sharpening.
The comfortable handle provides a good grip with non-slip texture towards the front of the grip for extra safety.
- Diamond-sharpened, hard ceramic blade
- Maintains its sharpness unlike metal-bladed knives
- Comfortable, sturdy handle for a safe grip
- 6-inch long blade
This knife is also available as part of a set.