This incredibly affordable knife by Kai is made of high-carbon DIN1.4116 stainless steel, the same steel found on many high end knives. It can be used for any task for which you would use a chef's knife: slicing, dicing, mincing, and more. The Luna santoku with its shorter length and blade design is highly maneuverable and the molded resin with soft-grip overlays makes for a secure, comfortable grip. If you prefer a smaller, agile knife this is perfect for you. It also comes with a matching sheath.