It's not an 8 or a 10 inch chef it's the 9; perfect for the hardcore home user or commercial chef alike. The Fusionwood Nine is elegantly styled and perfectly balanced. As with all of our knives, we start with the finest materials so that we can produce products of the highest quality and performance. For those who are comfortable using a large knife, this is the knife for you.The K-edge (cullenshiffer/dimple ground) helps keep food from sticking the side of the knife and allows it to pass easily through food. The thick hand finished steel infront of the handle allows for a blister free pinch grip.