Yoshihiro Inox knives are made of Inox carbon steel, vanadium, chromium and molybdenum. This combination of different metals creates a knife that is stain resistant and maintains its sharp edge. Blades are thinner and lighter compared to German knives. Inox knives are perfect for those who want a knife that is sharp and easy to maintain. Great for using at home and professionally. Whetstone is recommended for sharpening. The Santoku is a multipurpose knife. The blade is shorter and thinner making it perfect for home cooking. It is used to cut meat, fish and vegetables.