The Cuisinart® GreenGourmet® collection is the perfect pairing of chef quality knives and earth friendly materials. The handle is made of 70-percent plant starches and 30-percent polypropylene and the productions process uses less fossil fuel as well as emitting less CO2 and green house gas than a traditional plastic handle and features a solid forged ergonomical design for comfort and ease of use. The stainless steel 3-1/2-Inch Santoku knife blade offers precision and accuracy and holds an extremely sharp fine edge perfect for a wide range of food preparation. This Asian-style knife is a unique blend of a chef's knife and a cleaver with the precision of a small paring knife. The word Santoku means 3-Advantages, providing the functions of a chef knife, slicer and utility knife.