This Shun Classic 7 inch hollow-ground santoku knife is one of our best-selling types of cutlery. The hollows in the edge of this santoku knife provide air pockets to help prevent foods from sticking to the blade while you work. The 34 layers of specialty stainless steel that go into the blade of this Shun knife also help to keep your food from sticking as you slice. The straight santoku blade edge is one of the best blade profiles for general-purpose work. With a lifetime guarantee from Shun, you can be sure you're getting great quality cutlery.