This knife combines the nimbleness of a utility knife with the capabilities of a chef's knife. A slightly longer and significantly wider blade allows you to achieve a wide range of food prep tasks with the ability and ease of use of a compact knife. Extra heel width and a slightly curved belly enables rocking cuts for mincing herbs and spices. The larger handle gives a secure, comfortable, and confident grip. The downturned tip is extra durable. This is a beautiful, functional kitchen knife for slicing, dicing, shredding or portioning.