The Santoku knife is a general-purpose Japanese kitchen knife. The blade can be anywhere between 5.1 and 7.9 inches long and has a flat, straight edge with a straight dull back that curves in an angle. The knife performs three specific cutting tasks commonly found in Asian cooking including: slicing, dicing, and mincing. It is a well-balanced knife, that is rather safe to use in the kitchen. Shop our selection of Santoku knives for the Japanese chef from brands including Chroma, Dexter Russell, F Dick and others.