The Classic 7-inch Asian Chef's Knife is a traditional Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. In Japan, this knife style is known as a gyuto. It is the Japanese equivalent of the chef’s knife. It is ideal for meat and fish, yet performs beautifully on vegetables, too. Although the blade profile is narrower than the traditional chef’s knife, it still offers plenty of knuckle clearance when cutting on a board. If you’re looking for a lighter, more nimble multipurpose kitchen knife, the Shun Classic Asian Chef's Knife is sure to become your go-to knife for a wide range of food preparation tasks.