I bought this knife to prepare Sushi as well as using on fruit, veg and meat.
The knife is approximately 8 inches long from handle to blade tip. The blade is 4 inches long as is the handle. The blade which is made from carbon steel has a non stick coating and is the same colour as the handle and this knife comes in several colours of which is chosen for you. The knife feels nice in the hand and well balanced, the blade feels like it is half tang, going halfway into the handle this makes the blade quite strong. The blade drops down where it meets the handle into a bit of a Spanish notch so your hand shouldn't slip across the blade. The cutting edge travels right to the tip making this knife ideal for precise cuts. The handle is smooth and does have a small finger and thumb grip for better control. A safety sheath is provided to store the knife in which grips the blade well so no fear of it falling off.
So Kuhn Rikon have thought of everything in the design of this cracking little knife! It is very sharp indeed and cuts with great ease. I cut some lemon slices today with it for the first time today, perfection! Lovely to use. I love this knife!
After all that I do have one gripe. . . .
"They sent me a pink one!" See my pic upload!
Come on! My macho image is in tatters now!
My kids said it suits me though, swines!
Love the knife, brilliant specifications for the price so grab one. . .carefully! :)