The Japanese word Santoku translates to three virtues, and the CLASSIC IKON 5 Santoku Knife from Wusthof® lives up to its meaning by cutting meat, fish and vegetables. Styled after a Japanese Cook's Knife this blade is just right for preparing not only fine Asian dishes but Western cuisine as well. The distinctive ergonomic handle of the CLASSIC IKON series gives the knives a flowing aesthetic while providing a comfortable grip. Forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon stainless steel for exceptional strength. The special steel alloy that comprises the blade assures that it is exceptionally sharp and has a long-lasting, easily restorable edge. The bolster provides heft and balance as well as a finger guard for safety and comfort. Full tang construction from the bolster through the back of the handle for a solid feel and confident control. Riveted synthetic handle is smooth and seamless for a comfortable grip. Attention to details include a ground and polished spine with an etching of the steel formula and trident logo. Carefully hand wash and towel dry. Blade length: 5.0 Blade width: 1.5 Handle length: 5.0 Weight: 4.88 oz. Made in Germany.