This is a great knife if you're a pro looking for something that still cuts like a Japanese knife but has a bit more heft than the under-10-inch knives. It is outstanding in every way. Fantastic construction quality, size, shape, and handle comfort and shape (it's a somewhat chunky handle, which makes it very well balanced and comfortable to hold actually). 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 big old German or French professional knife, only better. Super choice for people who want a single all-purpose knife.
PLEASE keep in mind that this is a BIG knife. I definitely consider it overkill for most normal home use, so I think you should really only consider this if you already have experience with a 240mm (9.5") knife. The MIS-713 240mm is awesome and a much more reasonable choice for most home (and professional) users!
NOTE: As with all Misono knives, this is for RIGHT hand use only.