Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife : The workhorse of a chef's knife with the quick release of a hollow-edge, this Calphalon forged hollow-edge santoku knife brings smooth accurate performance to the kitchen. One-piece forging of the blade, bolster and tang, ground by hand from German high-carbon steel, creates a perfect edge that stays sharp longer. Fully tapered from the cutting edge to the spine and from the tip to the heel for additional strength and cutting versatility, each knife is individually balanced for maximum handling efficiency. With a fine-satin finish that is resistant to stains, rust and discoloration, these lifetime tools quickly dice and chop vegetables, mince garlic and herbs and slice meats deli-thin or for stir fry. The Asian-style wide blade serves as a spatula to transfer food from the cutting board to the skillet or stockpot immediately. The ergonomically-contoured handle on Calphalon's santoku knives feels custom-made for precise management and control. Distinctive to the Calphalon series of knives is the etching of the name, at the end of the handle, for instant identification in a wood block or in-drawer tray. Hand wash. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Product Features Expertly-forged from a single piece of German high-carbon steel with a hollow-edge blade and full tang This workhorse of a chef's knife has the quick-release blade indentations for smooth-accurate performance The blade is ground by hand to a refined finish, creating a superior edge that retains sharpness longer Fully tapered from the cutting edge to the spine and from the tip to the heel for additional strength and cutting versatility Calphalon's santoku features a fine-satin finish that is resistant to stains, rust and discoloration These lifetime-guaranteed tools dice and chop vegetables, mince garlic and herbs and slice meats deli-thin or for stir fry In the traditional style of an Asian knife, the wide blade serves as a spatula for the transfer of food The ergonomic contoured handle feels custom-made for superior handling control With the name of the knife etched into the handle, identification is easy from a knife block or in-drawer storage tray Established in 1963, Calphalon is the culinary authority in kitchenwares, dedicated to enhancing the home chef's experience during planning, prep work, cooking, baking and serving.