Tsunehisa seeks to make great knives at affordable prices and while they aren't completely handmade (They are machine forged), many of the knife making processes are done by hand giving it the fantastic fit & finish, high performance, and fantastic consistency. These knives are fantastic for the home cook or the professional looking for fantastic performance, easy maintenance and beautiful aesthetics.
The word santoku translates to "three virtues" which refers to slicing, dicing and chopping or meat, fish and vegetables depending on who you talk to. Basically the name implies the extreme versatility of the knife which is what has made this style of knife the most popular shape in Japanese home kitchens today. It is slightly shorter than your average western style chef's knife which makes it feel a bit less intimidating for the average home cook while still remaining capable and versatile, great for anyone looking for that one go-to knife. Great for professionals who are limited in terms of space or who just want something a little bit more nimble and compact that a standard Gyuto (Chef's Knife)