Versatile and easy to use. The Japanese Santoku kitchen knife is a great multipurpose alternative to the workhorse that is the Gyuto. The Santoku features a reduced blade length, compared to a Gyuto and an edge to spine height that is comparable. So, you get a knife that is versatile and easy to use, while also giving the knuckle clearance required to easily rock chop or push cut depending on your preferred cutting technique. For many home cooks and professional chefs, the Santoku will easily cover most of the common cutting tasks and feels more comfortable and livelier in the hand.

At Modern Cooking we have curated a selection of premium high quality Santoku knives from well-known brands like Tojiro Japan as well as hand forged Santokus from some of the world’s best blacksmiths like Shigeki Tanaka, Yu Kurosaki and Takamura Hamono. The blades in this selection are forged from premium stainless steel and custom hardened high carbon steel core alternatives for the sharpest selection around.