The Santoku is an innovative style of chef's knife specific to Japan. With its nimble blade and superb balance, the WÜSTHOF Performer 7" Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is the perfect tool for almost any kitchen task, from chopping fresh herbs to boning fish to slicing meat. What's more, the hollow edge allows small air pockets to form during slicing, which prevents food from sticking to the blade. Precision forged from a single piece of WÜSTHOF steel by our expert knife artisans in Solingen, Germany, each Performer blade is enhanced by an elegant, black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating. This DLC coating makes our steel exceptionally strong and durable, producing a long-lasting blade that is heat resistant, scratch proof, and resilient to damage, even after frequent use in your kitchen. (It also makes Performer blades largely water-repellent, mimicking the moisture-beading effect you might see on the sleeve of your rain jacket.) Handles are fitted with our innovative, ergonomic Hexagon Power Grip, a non-slip honeycomb design that guarantees each slicing moment is safe, comfortable, and precise. Combining centuries of expert artisanship with cutting-edge technology, the Performer Hollow Edge Santoku is indispensable in kitchens across the world.