Engineered to exacting standards, Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery blades are precisely tapered for optimal edge retention and deliver exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. Knives are fully forged from high-carbon, no-stain German steel and feature a full tang for better balance and strength and unique, bar-riveted handles. Combining the features of a chef's knife and a cleaver, the 7-in. Santoku is an all-purpose Asian-style knife that's ideal for cutting meat, fish and vegetables. Ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing, the Santoku is designed with indentations along its edge to help prevent food from sticking to the blade.