IF you love the “French Chef” design, this may become your new “go-to” culinary blade! It is 12.3 inches overall with a 7.8” blade and is 1.6” wide at its belly. The hand-forged Damascus steel is comprised of 13 layers alternating 1080 and 15n20 steel in a random “M” pattern. This “go-to” knife feels light and nimble in your hand yet is balanced for effortless cutting. The handle scales are dyed and stabilized Maple Burl for a lifetime of beauty and durability. Free lifetime sharpening.