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 multi-layered preparation knife is a great ‘all-rounder’. The Santoku is a Japanese multi-purpose knife and can be used for most preparation. This knife is ideal for vegetables, fruit, boneless meats, fish and herbs. This knife suits someone looking for a deep bladed knife but not too long. If you like this style of knife but it is too small please see our Suminagashi Santoku SU170S knife.