This is my favorite all-purpose knife. It's the Santoku from Messermeister's Meridian Elite series of fine cutlery. It's basically a cleaver style knife that is perfect for any kind of chopping, dicing, and even slicing. This version features the hollow ground "Granton" edge that gives the blade nonstick characteristics. This feature is especially useful for fine dicing without it sticking to the blade. The blade is 7-in. long, and has the Meridian Elite signature polished edge for razor sharpness. The riveted handle has rounded edges for extreme comfort, and a fantastic grip.