Shun Classic santoku knives feel very comfortable if you're accustomed to the slicing method used by Asian chefs. These Shun santoku knives are well balanced. They're also easy to grip and use, thanks to their ergonomic d-sharped handle. The handles are made from PakkaWood, a strong, germ-resistant combination of hard birch wood and resin. These knives from Shun will serve the same purpose as any chefs or cooks knives. Their long, straight blade is good for making thin, even slices.