Engineered to exacting standards, Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery stays sharp over 20% longer than Calphalon Contemporary cutlery. Blades are precisely tapered for optimal edge retention and deliver exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. Knives are fully forged from high-carbon, no-stain German steel and feature a full tang for better balance and strength and unique, bar-riveted handles. Each knife is also conveniently labeled on the end of the handle for easy identification in the block. Combining the features of a chef's knife and a cleaver, the 7-in. Santoku is an all-purpose Asian-style knife that's ideal for cutting meat, fish and vegetables. Ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing, the Santoku is designed with kullens, or indentations along its edges, which reduce friction and prevent food from sticking to the blade.