Gonzalez Knife Co. presents the Santoku 100% authentic Japanese steel from Hitachi Ltd. The 15 layer blade is double beveled and polished. Blade is .059" thick, 6.5" cutting edge,11" long including a 4.5" layered bamboo handle with a mitered brass bolster. 61 Hrc White paper steel sandwiched with Stainless steel layers. Knife is very thin and very sharp great for prepping meat and vegetables. The Santoku is not meant to be used to cut frozen meat or butcher. Experience the pleasure and effortless use of our Santoku Knife. As always Free Sharpening mail to us we restore the edge and mail back to you. Customers responsible for shipping. Backed by the "Gonzalez Guarantee"