SUNCRAFT was founded in 1948 in Seki city, Japan which is famous worldwide as a city of knife making. Since then, SUNCRAFT has been offering high quality tools suitable for both professional chefs as well as for home cooks. SENZO was an ancestor of the founders of SUNCRAFT and he was devoted to the local welfare of Seki city and helped it develop and bloom. Today SUNCRAFT's kitchen knives, which are made by in-house artisans are branded “SENZO” to honour the ancestor and today the "SENZO" stamp is the proof of SUNCRAFT quality.
The Santoku is the most popular knife in the Japanese home and considered to be an all rounder in the kitchen. The meaning of Santoku is the “three virtues” in Japanese and is a reference to its multi purpose and versatility. It can be used to prepare fish, chicken and most fruits and vegetables but is too small for large food items like watermelons and bigger cuts of meat. The Santoku is great as an alternative if you have a larger chef’s knife as most Santokus come in at around 165mm to 180mm its easy to handle and has a snubbed nose to it.