Shorter than most traditional santoku knives that are usually about 7 inches long, this knife is perfect for anyone who prefers a smaller blade to work with. The five inch blade is perfect for more finer slicing and chopping work. Its fully forged from a single piece of premium quality stainless steel. A full tang provides exceptional balance while chopping. Granton edges create extra pockets of air which help prevent finely slice ingredients and soft foods from sticking to the blade. Hone the knife with a sharpener every 2-3 months to maintain its exceptional performance. Hand wash with warm water and use gentle soap. Dry thoroughly with a soft towel. Item dimensions may differ slightly due to the unique nature of the product. Props and accessories are not included. Store the knife in a cutlery block or place a cutting sheath over the blade to preserve its edge and prevent injuries.