The Oliva Elité knife collection by Messermeister feature a beautiful natural olive wood handle in the popular straight tang, forged knife line series. A perfectly balanced knife, with the blade, bolster and tang in one piece and have been hot drop hammer forged from a single billet of German 1.4116 steel alloy, heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell rating of 57-58.
The word Santoku is translates to 'three virtues' and represents the uses of this knife: chopping, dicing and mincing. The scalloped pattern on the blade is a Granton edge which is designed disrupt the surface and prevent food sticking to the blade - it is particularly useful for things like fish, chicken and pumpkin. This knife is versatile and will become your favourite.
This is an heirloom quality knife - while it's hard - you will need to deal with it in your will.