Santoku, or “ three virtues “ is a blade style perfect for chopping, mincing and dicing vegetables. Combining the strength and beauty of our Elite knives, and the ergonomic genius of our Ken Onion knives, and you have what may the most incredible knife you’ll ever use! This Santoku knife follows the same design and elements of our Elite line. Shun Elite knives are extremely sharp and flexible; ideal for food preparation. But unlike the traditional blade, Shun Elite features a center layer of "super steel"