A Wusthof Classic 8 inch hollow edge santoku knife is a great everyday tool for meal preparation. This Asian chefs knife is quite sharp. Its wide blade makes it a breeze for you to move food from your cutting surface to a pan or bowl. The additional inch in length makes this knife all the more versatile, as larger cuts of meat and large vegetables can easily be handled. This knife has a hollow or, granton, edge so food can more easily slide off the knife as you cut. The long-lasting sharpness of this santoku knife comes from the top quality stainless steel in its forged blade. With a high carbon content, this knife is also quite resistant to staining and corrosion. Wusthof backs this German-made knife with its lifetime warranty.