If you like big knives, the French Chef is your answer. Designed to rock gently back and forth to effortlessly dice vegetables. Also cuts large items like watermelon and squash or crushes garlic. Blade 8 1/2 inches, overall 13 inches. Rada cutlery is made of surgical quality, high carbon stainless steel. The solid brushed aluminum handles create a "feel good in your hand" balance for superior comfort. Hollow-ground blades ensure a precision concave surface for maximum edge retention and sharpness. Like all Rada Cutlery, this item carries a lifetime manufacturer guarantee against defects. NOTE: Like all fine cutlery, hand wash and dry immediately after use to prevent discoloration of aluminum handle.