The Ultra-Versatile Mini-Santoku Knife: This compact 5” santoku is a master of precision work and medium-sized cutting tasks, featuring a shorter blade and smaller handle than its larger 7” counterpart. Outstanding craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, inspired design, and the best materials available. Peak performance never looked so good at this price. An ultra sharp AUS-10V (with a specialized vacuum heat-treatment which upgrades performance) Japanese super steel cutting core at 62+ Rockwell ensures extraordinary performance and edge retention. The interior steel is sandwiched between 66 layers of premium high-carbon stainless steel, resulting in exceptional strength, durability and stain resistance. Perfectly balanced and precisely tapered, small rectangular 'Rock Hollow' divots minimize surface resistance and enhance non-stick properties. Ultra-premium G-10 handle forms around the santoku knives tang, and is impervious to heat, cold and moisture. Military grade with life-long durability. Hand Polished ergonomic handle shape is engineered for superior hand control, agility and comfort all while promoting a natural pinch grip.