A long blade that is short from heel to spine makes this style of knife perfect for slicing proteins. The long blade offers the opportunity to make long strokes which is necessary for achieving the perfect slice while the short profile reduces friction with the ingredient further improving its abilities in this area. The sujihiki is not a versatile shape and does not lend itself well to any other tasks.
Recipient of the excellence in design award in Japan and for good reason. These knives contain VG-10 steel at their core and are clad in Damascus stainless steel not only for elegance but easy maintenance. The tsuchime pattern helps with food release and the formidable western style handles further add to their easy maintenance. Very thin, nimble and lightweight these knives put their money where their mouth is.