Though I am not a fan of ceramic Santoku knives I felt that it was only fair to include one in the Top Three Choices section for those people who are diehard fans of ceramic. The point of the Top Three Choices section is to bring you the best of the best so that you do not need to spend time researching a ton of knives in order to find the one which is most likely to meet your needs. How could I leave out the fans of ceramic knives?

Although this Yoshi Blade is the only ceramic Santoku knife listed on this website, I do not want you to feel as though it took this place by default. It was very early in my research of Santoku knives that I decided to incorporate a Top Three spot for one with a ceramic blade. Knowing that I wasn’t planning to incorporate any other ceramic-bladed Santokus on this website, I set out to diligently search for the best, popular, top-selling ceramic Santoku knife of today’s market. After extended hours or research, this Yoshi Blade came back as the winner.

Although I included a brief description of this knife on the main Santoku knives page, I want to use this article as an opportunity to bring you more details about this knife and why it was selected above all the other ceramic Santokus on today’s market.

A New Approach to Ergonomics

You may be surprised when you look at the handle included with this knife. It is larger than the handle included with most Santoku knives and appears to be the same length as (if not longer than) its blade.

The handle wasn’t created in this fashion because the people at Yoshi have no idea what they are doing – this was a purposeful design. Yoshi’s approach to ergonomics is slightly different than that of many other companies. They believe that an oversized handle gives you the most control and the most comfortable grip.

Though I have not used this knife myself, consumers appear to be rather satisfied with the shape and size of this handle. They find it comfortable and easy to use, and they say that it helps one control this knife for more uses than the simple chopping, slicing, and dicing techniques for which it was created.

Perfect for Small Jobs

The blade of this knife is rather small. Measuring only four inches, it is much smaller than some of the other knives listed on this website. That being said, a short blade can actually be helpful. Personally, I find that short-bladed Santoku knives and long-bladed Santoku knives are better suited to different tasks. This four-inch blade will allow you optimal control over small tasks, such as chopping garlic and herbs. It will also be useful in working with carrots and celery or small to mid-sized onions, potatoes, and peppers.

Very Flat

The Yoshi’s blade is perfectly flat. It features no curve toward its tip or at any point along the cutting surface. This knife is well-suited to those who are familiar with the techniques most often used when handling a Santoku knife. It is also helpful for those who are still learning these techniques but don’t want to waste their time working with slightly curved “transition” blades; those that have been designed for people more familiar with a chef’s knife.

No Sticking

While many Santoku knives have been created with hollow points or dimples along their blades, you may have noticed that this is not the case with this particular knife. If you are aware that those hollow points are what stop food from sticking and allow you to quickly and effortlessly slice and chop massive amounts of food with a Santoku knife, you may be put off by this discovery.

Allow me to assure that you have nothing to worry about in the realm of sticky food. Though you will likely be working primarily with juicy and sticky foods, none should adhere themselves to your blade. You should not need to stop what you are doing to wipe them away. Ceramic is, by nature, a non-stick material, which is why those hollow points are not necessary on this blade.