BUNMEI Santoku 18cm
The GF-27 is a specialist knife blade for butchering raw meat. The curved thin blade is designed to slice through joints and prepare larger cuts for cooking. The shape of the knife with its right angle curve in the blade is made to slash across meat and so separate the meat from bones, ligaments and other parts that are not wanted. It is a specialist knife designed for meat and is not recommended for cutting or chopping vegetables and other regular kitchen work. The GF-27 has a bolster, unlike the bolster-less G-28 model. This is particularly useful when the moisture from raw meat can make the knife handle slippery, having the bolster provides additional control when using the knife.
The butcher knife shape comes from a very old design. In the wild these knives were used for a huge variety of tasks, for cutting up food, skinning animals and even self defence!