BUNMEI Santoku 18cm
This is a specialist knife blade for butchering raw meat. The curved thin blade is designed to slice through joints in raw meat. The shape of the knife with its right angle curve in the blade is made to slash across flesh and so separate the meat from bones, ligaments and other parts. It is a specialist meat knife and is not recommended for cutting or chopping vegetables and other regular kitchen work. 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 self defence!
Global also produce the GF-27, a fully forged version of butcher's knife but slightly shorter. This knife has a bolster which provides a bit more protection when working with raw meat.