The Santoku knife represents the Japanese equivalent of the European chef's knife (CHEF KNIFE). Characteristic Japanese knife used to cut and chop vegetables. For this operation - in fact - Western cooks use the knife called CHEF KNIFE The big difference between the two blades is that the carving knife is designed so that the tip always remains in contact with the cutting board, while the Santoku is used as a small cleaver and the tip always comes off the cutting board.
Slicing bread precisely and serving beautiful slices is a daily action. In addition, cakes, casseroles, roulades and other savory or cheesy preparations require a precise cut without having to pressurize the food, and this blade facilitates cutting.The tip is not needed and the blade must be wavy so as to incise the crust slowly without breaking it.