Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen 8-inch Chinese Chef Knife slices, dices, and minces produce and boneless meats. Specially designed with a high-quality Japanese carbon steel blade, it's ideal for cutting fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, julienning carrots, mincing garlic, dicing onion, spatchcocking (butterflying) poultry, preparing fish and seafood, butchering meat, slicing ham, and more. This traditional knife performs many kitchen tasks for faster food preparation. Its perfect edge stays sharper longer and is easily re-sharpened should it ever become dull from use. Not intended for breaking bones. Hand wash and dry thoroughly.