The 5-inch stainless steel Japanese Santoku Knife from Itami Matsumoto is the smaller in the collection, and a Tokyo Knives fan favorite. This perfectly balanced knife gets it's name from it's specialization. Santoku means, "three virtues" or "three uses".
Chefs the world over have come to rely on the Santoku knife for it's excellence in these three distinct kitchen tasks. The home chef will find it invaluable for the same reasons:
Itami Matsumoto knives feature a 60-layer Damascus steel construction and handles made from birch treated to resist the cracking, checking, warping, surface oxidation, and dulling that many inferior knives display with age.
Each knife is unique. Wood grain and Damascus steel will have slight variations in pattern and color.