This top range of multi-layered knives are beautiful. Stunning knives with fantastic performance. The central cutting core of VG10 is surrounded by 64 layers of steel giving them the famous woodgrain appearance. These knives have a Rockwell hardness of 60-61 HRC and have black pakka wood handles. Made in Echizen city. This medium sized multi-layered preparation knife is the perfect ‘all-rounder’. The Santoku is the Japanese multi-purpose knife and is suitable for vegetables, boneless meats, fish and herbs. It is also great on larger vegetables, for example butternut squash and celeriac due to its deep blade.