When it comes to steel or ceramic knives, there is a clear difference. Ceramic Knives stay sharper about 15 times longer than an average steel blade, they are light weight, rust free and dishwasher safe. The Octavo 6" Santoku Ceramic Knife comes with an impressive blade that offers increased wear & moisture resistance, it is contamination free, antibacterial and consistently hygienic. The Octavo Ceramic Knife is light-weight perfectly balanced and ideal for slicing everyday boneless meats, fruits & vegetables. The soft touch handles offer grip and ergonomic design for increased comfort, easy handling, control and precision safe cutting.