The Friedr. Dick 1893 8" Chef's Knife has a long, broad blade that has a patterned grain surface, and is slightly tapered towards the tip. Made from 67 layers of damascus stainless steel and a uniquely manufactured secure-grip poly black handle, this knife is elegant, precise, and incredibly strong. The ideal knife for a variety of kitchen tasks, this chef's knife excels at both coarse and fine chopping, as well as cutting, carving and tenderizing/flattening a variety of ingredients. Features an ergonomic design, which ensures ease of use and expert execution. Due to the nature of manufacturing this knife, each one is unique - no two blades are the same.