In Japan, this knife style is known as a gyuto and is the Japanese equivalent of the chef’s knife. It's an all-purpose knife ideal for meat and fish, yet it also performs beautifully on vegetables. Although the blade profile is narrower than the traditional chef’s knife, it still offers plenty of knuckle clearance when cutting on a board. If you’re looking for a lighter, more nimble multi-purpose kitchen knife, the Shun Premier Asian Cook’s Knife is sure to become your go-to knife for a wide range of food preparation tasks. Made with VG-MAX “super steel” these knives are said to be among the most advanced in the industry. With the ancient japanese samurai aesthetic, they are sure to be a conversation starter. The premier line of knives include a hammered tsuchime finish and comfortable handles with an embossed end cap to add balance. These knives will be able to handle business as well as beauty.