J A Henckels Four Star Series 7" Granton Santoku Knife 31119 183 - The Henckels Four Star 7" Santuko (Japanese) Chef's Knife is an all purpose knife for slicing and chopping. The oriental style chef's knife has a razor sharp edge for cutting meat and fish into small pieces. The specially contoured edge is perfect for chopping vegetables and the wide blade doubles as a spatula. Hollow Ground blade keeps foods from sticking to the knife. Precision-honing makes the knives sharper and helps them stay sharper longer Polypropylene handles are comfortable and hygienic Knives are dishwasher safe, although not recommended Henckels full lifetime warranty
The Japanese version of the chefs knife, the santoku is useful for straight chopping, mincing, and slicing of larger quantities of vegetables and meat. Cooks with smaller hands may prefer this 7-inch blade as the shorter length offers better control while cutting. The width also provides a great platform for transporting chopped vegetables from cutting board to sauté pan. This version of the santoku actually has a hollow edge or oval cut-outs along the blade. The benefit to this blade style is that cooks can cut paper-thin slices and individual slices wont stick to the blade.
Part of the Four Star series of cutlery, this santoku has a fully forged high-carbon stainless-steel blade. The blade, bolster, and tang are welded of one piece of metal using Henckelss Sinter Metal Component Technology, which distributes the right quantities of metal to each part of the knife. The result is a longer-lasting edge and a more consistent angle on the blade. The blade has also undergone Henckelss Friodur ice-hardening process, which further strengthens it and protects it from discoloration. The black polypropelene handle offers a secure and comfortable grip and is hygienically attached so there are no gaps between the handle and blade for food to become trapped. This santoku should be hand washed and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde