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Learn About Santoku Knives
Shorter and lighter than a western-style chef’s knife, a santoku knife is designed with a thin blade and sharp tip that's typically used to chop meat, fish and vegetables. Our selection of santoku knives includes options of plastic handles, riveted handles, wood handles and non-slip grip handles.
Our collection includes knives from top-quality brands like F. Dick, Mercer, Zwilling, Victorinox and Wusthof. We have curved blades, straight blades and blades with a Granton edge. A Granton edge is an excellent choice for cutting meat because of the hollows that prevent wet meat from sticking to the blade.
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Santoku Knives FAQ
What is a Santoku knife best for?
A Santoku knife can be used to cut meat, fish or vegetables.
Why is the Santoku knife special?
Santoku knives have a straight edge with a distinctive point that suits the Japanese cutting style versus the rocking motion of a chef knife. Santoku knives also have shorter blades and are therefore lighter.
What is the advantage of a Santoku knife?
Santoku knives have shorter blades than traditional chef knives and are therefore lighter. The straight edge and steep bevel make it easy to finely slice or chop ingredients.
Why do Santoku knives have dimples?
The dimples or hollows (also called grantons or kullens) on Santoku knife blades allow for air pockets between the blade and the food and help keep food from sticking to the sides of the blade.