So this is a big knife. I have something to cut store bought pizzas with just downward pressure. No more using the wheel of topping churning mayhem. This is a very new knife to us. I can vision halving watermelons up to bison with little effort with this blade. I like the rosewood handle, will be keeping it out of the dishwasher of course. Its light, very maneuverable, sharper than I could ever imagine out of the box (ok sleeve) . I am glad we bought it. Unless I actually come across something needing longer, will likely stop at this length.