Santoku means 'three uses' and this describes the design that allows the 7" White-Handled Santoku Knife (BPW5109-7GE) to be used for slicing, mincing and dicing. This is an excellent all-purpose knife with a Granton edge on the stainless steel blade. The Granton edge forms grooves next to the edge of the blade and this prevents food from becoming stuck to the knife. This knife is part of the 5100 series of contemporary knives with white handles that are riveted to the blade and perfectly balanced. The knife will make short work of any tedious cutting task in the kitchen and has very stylish looks.