[ san-toh-koo ]
/ sænˈtoʊ ku /
a multipurpose Japanese kitchen knife, usually 5 to 7 inches long, with a fairly straight cutting edge and rounded tip.
Origin of santoku
First recorded in 2000–05; from Japanese: literally, “three virtues, three uses” (slicing, dicing, mincing), from san “three” + -toku “use, virtue”
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