Form Messermeister's Meridian Elite series of fine cutlery comes this ever so popular blade shape -- the Santoku, or "Oriental Cook's Knife", is a cleaver style knife that is perfect for any kind of chopping, dicing, and even slicing. This version features the hollow ground "Granton" edge that gives the blade nonstick characteristics. This feature is especially useful for fine dicing, and to get ultra thin slices out of a roast or ham, without it sticking to the blade. The blade is 7-in. long, and has the Meridian Elite signature polished edge for razor sharpness. The riveted handle has rounded edges for extreme comfort, and a fantastic grip. Made in Germany of high carbon stainless steel. Lifetime Warranty. Each Messermeister Meridian Elite knife comes in its own gift box.