A Santoku Knife is a general purpose kitchen knife originating in Japan. Slightly shorter in length than a standard chef's knife, they are well suited for those with smaller hands. A Santoku has a flat profile which allows it to connect with the board more easily, this makes it easier to make clean cuts of vegetables and is not suitable for rock chopping unlike the Gyuto.
Best used for chopping, dicing and mincing. Use it for cutting meat, slicing cheese, mincing meat or herbs and chopping vegetables, fruits and nuts. Its flat blade makes easy work of chopping onions, leeks, celery, and herbs.