The Santoku Knife is a Japanese-style of Chef's Knife. The name, Santoku, literally means "three virtues," which refers to the fact that this knife with a rounded spine and straight edge is well suited for vegetables, meat and fish. Other Japanese blade knives include the Kudamono, or sheep's foot parer, Nakiri, which is a small adaptation of the Japanese vegetable cleaver, and Yanagiba, which is a slicing knife.
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