7" Granton Santoku - Four Seasons
7″ Santoku (Vegetable Knife) with Granton Edge
Granton Edge Santoku knife, also known as a Japanese Chef’s Knife, is a wide blade knife with an overall thinner spine and taper than a French or German style Chef’s Knife. The word Santoku translates as “3 good things,” (virtues) which means it is versatile like a chef’s knife and cuts vegetables, fish and meat. The thin taper (or blade thickness) is lengthened to give it maximum precision when slicing. The spine runs parallel to the relatively flat cutting edge and only curves near the tip to create a broad bladed knife similar in shape to a cleaver. The alternating kullenschliffs (a.k.a. kullens, hollows or grantons) on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade.
The Four Seasons series feature stamped blades of high carbon, molybdenum vanadium no-stain (stainless) tool steel. Designed for the rigors of restaurant and commercial kitchens, the handles are made of Santoprene molded directly to a three-quarter tang for balance and strength. Great knives for the economically minded. Made in Portugal.