This Santoku knife is ideal for cutting meat and larger vegetables or chopping herbs. The sturdy pakkawood handle is ergonomically designed, making the knife easy and comfortable to use. This means you can work with the knife for a long time without tiring your hand. The blade has an incredibly hard core of VG10 steel which is cast in 67 layers of steel. The result is a durable blade with an incredible sharpness and outstanding cutting performance.