The Oriental Slicing Knife is a wide-bladed, narrow-spined knife that can be used to chop through meat and vegetables. It can also be used to remove meat from bones, and like the santoku is good for scooping ingredients into cookware. The Oriental Slicing Knife is good for tenderizing meat and crushing garlic, and other tasks that involve slicing.
A Chinese cleaver/slicing knife should not be used to split bones since the blade is thinner.
About the range:
I.O.Shen knives are crafted from quality Japanese stainless steel using Triplex Technology. Each knife has been individually sharpened to a 15-degree angle to ensure accurate slicing every time. Sharp, balanced and stylish, the Mastergrade range offers you a professional suite of quality knives. All I.O. Shen knives come with a 25-year warranty covering manufacturing defaults or defects.