Santoku translates to "three virtues" (or three uses) which are slicing, dicing and chopping. It is the Japanese general purpose kitchen knife that you'll use for most tasks and along with the gyuto knife it's one of the first knives we recommend for most people because it's designed to be versatile and offers a little more height than a gyuto and tends to be more consistently around 165-180mm in length.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

Ally & James

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