The Friedr. Dick Forged 9" Chef's Knife has a long, broad blade that is slightly tapered towards the tip. 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. Made from one continuous piece of steel without any welding, this knife is extremely durable and perfectly balanced. It features an ergonomic design, which ensures ease of use and expert execution.