Misono Molybdenum 9.5-inch (240mm) Chef's Knife (Gyutou) Excellent value in a high quality chef's knife. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this knife to home users, pro chefs or culinary school students. It's super sharp, very well made, superbly balanced, and easier to maintain than some other Japanese knives which have overly-hard metals. A fantastic choice for the professional chef or serious home user on a budget! You get Japanese-knife performance at a German-knife price. As with all Misono knives, this is for right-hand use only. Misono chef's knife shape, for everyday all-around use. Preferred by many serious home and professional cooks. Good heft for serious cutting, but still easy to handle. Top-quality blade and construction in a classic shape -- like a good old German or French professional knife, only better. Super choice for people who want a single all-purpose knife. In beautiful black and white Japanese gift box.