Santoku / All purpose Knife
The santoku, meaning ‘three virtues’, also called "bunka bocho", is a multi-purpose knife.
Prioritized for vegetables and fish. These are generally flatter than gyuto and have a less pointy tip. Because they are flatter, the wrist is in a more natural position and the shoulder does not need to be raised as high. These knives do not require as much room to cut, however, these knives are not used when doing Western cutting techniques that may require more room such as a gyuto knife would. These are the most popular knives in most Japanese homes. General size is 165 to 180 mm.