Ceramic knives are sharper than steel, non-porous, lightweight, and durable. The blade of this Kuraidori 6 1/2" black ceramic Santoku knife will remain incredibly sharp slice after slice. It is rust proof, will never brown foods, impervious to acids and oils, and will not transfer a metallic taste or smell. With its comfort grip handle, this is simply an all-round fantastic knife. Only from Kuraidori and only at Home Hardware.