This hand crafted Radical Santoku blade is similar to my normal Santoku with a much more “Radical” blade shape. Also a great slicer and mincer, and definitely makes a statement about your personality in your kitchen! The blades are made from 1095 or 80CRV2 Hi Carbon Steel that will give you a lifetime of service when cared for properly. The word Santoku actual means three good things or virtues pertaining to the knifes ability to slice, dice and mince, which makes it a very versatile blade to have in any kitchen. They come in a variety of handle options making them truly one of a kind and are made to order.