The Friedr. Dick 1893 7" Santoku Knife is a Japanese inspired all-purpose knife with a patterned grain surface and a "Granton" edge. This dimpled edge is designed to minimize resistance when cutting, and the thin blade is perfect for cutting food without crushing it. Made from 67 layers of damascus stainless steel and a uniquely manufactured secure-grip poly black handle, this knife is elegant, precise, and incredibly strong. Due to the nature of manufacturing this knife, each one is unique - no two blades are the same.