What many consider to be the best line of knives for an introduction to Japanese steel, the FKM series from Fujiwara Kanefusa is made from Molybdenum/Vanadium stainless steel. With an HRC rating of 58-59, this steel holds a razor sharp edge. Equipped with black Pakka wood handles and stainless steel bolsters, these knives are exceptionally well balanced. They provide unparalleled performance at this price point and are one our most recommended lines. This 180mm Santoku is the perfect hybrid knife. It doubles as a chef knife or vegetable cleaver. It is quite a versatile knife and is at home in any kitchen.