The Shun Premier 8-inch Chef's knife is one of the two most common lengths for a Chef's knife. It's an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The eight-inch length is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. With its curved belly, the Chef's knife can be gently ?rocked? through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Shun Premier's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.