Kyocera blends innovative technology with traditional Japanese beauty in their premium line of ceramic cutlery, Kyotop. This elegant, efficient collection features a pattern on the blade that represents karesansui, an artistic Japanese stone garden design. Kyocera's world-famous ceramic knife blades are crafted of exceptionally strong, yet lightweight zirconium oxide. Ground to microscopic precision and polished to perfection, these knives keep razor-sharp edges 10 times longer than other professional blades-even high-carbon steel. The Kyotop Hot-Isostatic Pressed (HIP) premium ceramic blades are fired a second time in a sealed vacuum at a higher temperature to create the most durable cutting edge. Germ-resistant blades are impervious to acid, oil, and salt, so they won't rust or brown foods. Perfectly balanced knives with ergonomic handles offer precise control and reduce fatigue from repetitive cutting tasks. This santoku knife works well with a forward and backward stroke or straight-down chop. It's ideal for slicing boneless meat and fish or chopping vegetables. 5½" blade. Hand wash. 5-year warranty. Made in Japan.