Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I guess the fuss over the santoku is that I have found a knife I can wield with comfort and control. I may as well use a macheté if I am to use a chef's knife...no control at all. The balance is just not right for someone who can barely see over the counter
I thought I was the only one with that problem. My counters are exactly three feet from the floor. And I stand 4'7". Doesn't give me much leverage for wielding anything too long.
I have a Santoku that was given to me as a gift. Too heavy and too big for me. I use it for smashing garlic cloves with the side of the knife. Rather expensive gift for just smashing garlic.