A Santoku knife or Santoku Bocho is a Japanese style knife that literally means “Three Virtues”. In view of its uses, the three virtues of a Santoku knife are “meat, fish, and vegetables” however it is also popularly referring to the three main functions of a knife, “chopping, slicing, and dicing”.

Commonly compared with the Chef’s Knife, the Santoku is a lot shorter. It is also the preferred choice of knife for many cooks since it offers easy maneuverability and handling.