Only the certified master chefs at the culinary institute of america could improve upon the cooking world’s classic, all-purpose knife. The Masters Collection Hyde Park chef's knife makes some of the kitchen’s most mundane tasks an artful experience. Perfect for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing fruits, vegetables, onions, and herbs, as well as for slicing meats and poultry. The exclusive balance-forward handle and streamlined bolster are contoured for superior control and comfort. Proper balance and strength are achieved with a full tang (the solid-piece of steel from the tip through the handle) that runs the entire length of the handle. Created from a single-piece of high carbon, no-stain german steel, the blade resists corrosion and holds an extremely sharp, easily maintained edge.