Santoku kives: iconic Japanese kitchen knives
The santoku is an iconic Japanese kitchen knife. It is the Japanese version of the chef's knife. The word santoku means: three virtues. According to some, this refers to the cutting, crushing and scooping qualities that the santoku is known for. Others say it stands for meat, fish and vegetables. The three ingredients that can easily be cut with a santoku. All we know is that a santoku is an incredibly versatile kitchen knife that is perfect when cutting, crushing and scooping meat, fish and vegetables.