The Global Santoku Knife is a great alternative to the chef’s knife. Great for cutting, chopping and mincing vegetables. The scalloped blade has a straighter edge than a chef’s knife and has a blunted sheepsfoot-tip blade with a thinner spine. It can easily slice thin-boned and boneless meats, fish and vegetables. The flat, deep and powerful blade of this Japanese knife makes it brilliant for Western style cooking. Good for cutting up meat, fish and lots of heavy root vegetables, such as sweet potato, squashes and celeriac.