Santoku - General Use Medium
The Santoku Bocho (meaning "three Virtues" or "Three uses") rivals the Gyuto for our most popular knife. It gets its popularity from its versatility and ability to tackle a wide range of tasks. They typically range in size from 130mm to 200mm have a flat edge with little to no belly and a "sheepsfoot" blade shape. Santokus are very popular among home cooks due to their versatility and to them having a slightly smaller size than a gyuto. Because a home cook tends to have a smaller space available to them and is prepping less quantity than in a professional the smaller size of a santoku makes it an excellent choice for a general purpose knife. The smaller size also makes for a great "line knife" for a professional chef or cook when space is limited during service. The size also make it great for prepping smaller items for service.