The Messermesiter Meridian Elite 9'' Chef's Knife, also known as a cook's knife or french knife is the most versatile knife in the kitchen and the most used by professional chefs. This Messermesiter quality knife makes cutting, slicing, dicing, and anything you want to do, effortless. The comfortable handle helps reduce stress to your wrist and makes cutting easy. This durable knife is equally balanced from handle to blade for your convinence. This hand-crafted Messermeister chef's knife is considered to be one of the highest quaily and most durable knives out there. Chef's use this knife for professional use such as in restaurants, but imagine the power you'll have in your kitchen when cutting with this beauty.