Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, the Global 7 in. Hollow Ground Santoku Knife is a versatile knife for chopping and slicing. It incorporates the benefits of a cleaver with a chef's knife. The indentations on the blade edge reduce drag and minimize sticking. The blade is hand-forged of extremely hard CROMOVA 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice-tempered, and hardened to resist corrosion. The stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a sure grip. Hand wash this beautiful knife with care.