It's been said, that a "CHEF IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS KNIFE IS SHARP". The Zanmai Santoku Knife is definitely sharp. Literally and aesthetically.
A santoku style knife is an all purpose knife designed for everyday cooking and can be used to cut fish, meat and vegetables.
Blade steel: VG-10 stainless steel with damascus layering]The blade is made of 32 layer Damascus steel, laminated to VG-10 steel as the cutting edge, and is hand sharpened to a clam-shaped edge, called the hamaguri-ba, which allows effortless cutting. It provides a strong handle made of laminated Pakka wood and a ferrule made of nickel silver.
Blade length: 7"
Overall length: 12.5"
Overall weight: 0.3lbs
Blade bevel: Both side
Care: Preferably hand wash, keep dry and regularly wiping the blade with Camellia oil is recommended to ensure knife's longevity. Comes in a box. Perfect present for a wedding or housewarming. Great gift to the professional chef, the wanna-be chef.
Demand sometimes exceeds available stock, there's a possibility that the knife could be on backorder. You will be informed accordingly and keep updated with the status. In any case, the knives are perfect it would be worth the wait.