The Pure Komachi 2 Hollow-Ground Santoku’s Asian-inspired blade works well for any job for which you’d normally choose a chef’s knife. Yet the santoku’s shorter length and blade design make it highly maneuverable. Many cooks find they prefer it to a chef’s knife for most kitchen tasks. This one is not only razor sharp, it also features hollow-ground indentations on the blade that help food release more easily, which is especially handy for any slicing or chopping task. The sophisticated black color adds a touch of class to any kitchen.