The Japanese-inspired Swiss Modern Santoku Knife is a truly efficient tool for the kitchen. Known as the ‘knife of the three virtues’ for its ability to effortlessly handle and slice through meat, fruit and vegetables, its 17-centimetre-long blade has a specially fluted edge to reduce friction and thus prevent food sticking to the blade. The handles are made of European walnut – richly grained, dark-brown wood, making each knife genuinely unique. And something else puts Swiss Modern knives in a class of their own – the walnut, which feels unbelievably warm and natural. The geometrically shaped handles create a dynamic impact and give mankind’s oldest and most important tool a contemporary feel. This Santoku knife is about the perfect balance of elegance and functionality, durability and timelessness.