I just bought a few knives for my spouse, including this Victorinox Rosewood 7" Santoku,,, and now I'm jealous. ;-)) I already have 25-30 knives, with a couple of supposedly higher-end Santoku, but wow, this Vic is REALLY nice. Very comfortable handle that fits my spouses tiny hands, yet perfectly fits my extra-large glove-sized hand. The overall balance makes the knife feel ultra-light and nimble. This knife is razor-sharp out-of-the-box, and the cutting-edge is so simple to maintain with the Idahone 10" fine ceramic: honing rod. Now I'm jealous,,,, I want one toooo!
Also, I highly recommend the Victorinox Rosewood 6.25" Utility/chef knife. This is without a doubt my most frequently used knife, and it's still razor-sharp after 3+ years of daily use. Just a few strokes with an Idahone ceramic honing rod, and I'm slicing see-through tomato slices like nobody's business. It's the "perfect" sandwich knife, or for prepping any smaller quantities. This knife excels for carving smaller smoked hams or Costco BBQ chickens,,, slicing onions or tomatoes.