Lakeland Select-Grip Japanese Steel Santoku Knife 12cm Blade 5 "A very good addition!" Miss MarieAnne Knight 02 March 2021 I only ever use these size knives for food preparation as I find them so much easier than the little knives I have and don't use anymore. My current one is nearly 30 years old now and still works but has a few minor chips on the blade now. This new one is lovely to use and hold and does not feel awkward as I am so used to the old knife and was worried that I would not get on with it. I also like that it has a protective guard and I will dry it and place it back in the guard as soon as I wash it as I don't want any accidents!