Global 5.25in Santoku Knife is also known as a Japanese Cook's knife. Its unique shape makes it great for doing large amounts of chopping. The wide blade allows you to easily scoop what you have chopped or sliced. Global 5.25in Santoku has a remarkably sharp blade that are loved by professional chefs and home cooks. The three most innovative features of Global are their edge, balance and seamless stainless steel construction. The gorgeous modern Lightweight design includes a textured handle for a secure grip, offering superior control and precision. Global's unique smooth contours and seamless construction prevent food and dirt particles from collecting on the knife, offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene. It is recommended that you Handwash with mild dishsoap, rinse and dry thoroughly with a towel.