Santoku means "the 3 virtues" (slicing, dicing, mincing) and stands for this knife's high versatility. This great universal tool isn't as intimidating as a large chef knife and therefore perfectly suited to initiate you to the great world of Japanese knives.
Ceramic knives will stay sharp. They are harder than steel and will retain its edge longer. They are lightweight, comfortable and they will not rust. Resistant to acid, germs and oil.