My #1 selling chef's knife for professional chefs and serious home cooks is the 240mm version of this knife. This one is the same, but 3cm (about an inch) longer -- great 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. In beautiful silver and blue gift box.
NOTE: As with all Misono knives, this is for RIGHT hand use only.