Literally translated, Santoku means three virtues. The Yoshihiro VG-10 Santoku performs at a high-level with meat, fish and vegetables. Our Yoshihiro VG-10, 16 Layer, hammered Damascus stainless steel emphasizes sharpness and durability. With hardening and strengthening components of Molybdenum, Chromium, Vanadium and Cobalt, VG-10 is one of the most popular blade materials of chefs and food enthusiast. This series offers form and function with the beautiful Damascus layering and the hammered texture which keeps product from sticking to the blade surface. These knives are forged and hammered with a Japanese tang. The White Oak Octagon handle is comfortable and durable.Picture shown in 18cm, available size 18cm.