The Miyabi Kaizen Hollow Edge Rocking Santoku Knife is designed for all cutting tasks including chopping, slicing, mincing, and dicing. The gently curved blade improves functionality for rocking and chopping. The hollow edges on the blade prevent food from sticking. The Miyabi Kaizen collection combines the best hardening technology with the artistry of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The resilient core of VG10 super steel (5000DP) is protected by a stunning 64-layer flower Damascus pattern. The Cryodur blades feature exceptional sharpness and durability thanks to their innovative, ice-hardening treatment. Artisans hand-hone the blades with the historic Honbazuke method. This attention to detail translates into precision cutting for Miyabi Kaizen users. The blade is balanced by a refined D-shaped handle made of black linen micarta. With a wood-like texture, the comfortable handle won't slip from your hand and acts as a moisture repellent. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan. Hand Wash Only.