Wusthof's Crafter Series knives feature Smoked Oak handles, making them more resistant to picking up food particles and odor from food. They are precision forged from a single blank of high-carbon steel and sharpened using PEtec (Precision Edge Technology), resulting in an edge that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention. Their demi bolster reduces weigh and makes them easier to sharpen uniformly, and the triple brass rivets add beauty, strength and durability.
The Santoku is designed with a thinner blade than the traditional chef's knife. The hollow edge is crafted with evenly spaced vertical indentations, which create small air pockets between the blade and the food. These small air pockets gently push food off the blade and reduce friction and drag. This knife allows cooks to effortlessly prep a wide array of fresh produce, including starchy vegetables like potatoes, which tend to stick to a knife's blade.