The Zwilling Four Star 8 inch chef's knife is a heavy knife with a wide, sturdy blade and a fine cutting edge. A chefs knife, sometimes known as a cooks knife, is quite versatile. Use this German-made knife to clean vegetables, mince herbs, chop onions and more. It is truly the kitchen workhorse. The best way to use this knife is to rock the handle up and down with one hand and lightly rest your fingers of the other hand on the back of the blade. This JA Henckels knife comes with a lifetime guarantee, a testament to its quality.