The Wusthof Classic 10 inch chef's knife is a great size for chopping and slicing larger meats and vegetables. Chefs with larger hands appreciate its sharpness and good balance. This sharpness of this chefs knife is due to the strength of the German stainless steel which forms the blade. This knife is also forged from a single piece of steel to provide durability. It's built to last with a Wusthof lifetime warranty.