The 8" Chef knife is the workhorse in the kitchen. The bolster area is rounded for a comfort feel and excellent control. The abbreviated bolster at the blade makes it easy to hone & sharpen the knife edge that comes 18 Degree precision sharp out of the box. The cutlery has hollow grounds in the blade which help reduce friction and provide less sticking for quicker and effortless cuts. Take the Pro-Series cutlery challenge! Put the researched and tested designs of chefs & engineers to work in your kitchen and find out why Ergo Chef is the right choice.