A Santoku is a medium-sized, multipurpose kitchen knife of Japanese origin that has a lightweight blade with a straight or slightly curved cutting edge and a spine that curves downward to the tip. The Santoku has long been the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife. Compared with a classic chef’s knife, the Santoku is typically shorter and has a thinner blade, a stubbier tip, and a straighter edge.
VG10 Damascus steel
A VG10 Damascus steel knife is defined by the material and structure of the blade. The VG10 steel core is sandwiched between Damascus steel on both sides. A VG10 cutting edge is hard and very sharp. It is one of the best quality Japanese stainless steels for kitchen knives today.