The Henckels Twin 1731 Santoku is a knife in its purest shape. It has a 7 blade and is styled like a Japanese chef knife. This Santoku is perfect for chopping, slicing and many other tasks (it can be used interchangeable with a European style chef knife). It comes with a leather sheath. Henckels Twin 1731 knives are classic and familiar but at the same time innovative and uncompromising in their function. The combination of exclusive materials and up-to-date technology used in creating these knives turns using one of them into an emotional experience. The blades are made of exclusive high-performance steel Cronidur 30 for lasting sharpness, corrosion-resistance and blade stability. They are also have the benefit of the FRIODUR manufacturing process which means they have been ice-hardened to enhance their quality. They have exceptional cutting properties, are especially corrosion-resistant and flexible. Henckels Twin 1731 knives are SIGMAFORGE knives, precision-forged from one piece for impeccable geometry. The basic requirement for exact grinding and best cutting properties. The wedge-shaped unique blade geometry delivers optimum stability and an easy cut. The new curved bolster shape stands for safe and precise handling and the full edge enables cutting along the whole length of the blade. This edge combines Japanese and European cutting culture. The handle of Henckels Twin 1731 knives is constructed of untreated oiled ebony complements the knife's individual character.