The ultra-versatile Shun Classic Master Utility combines the nimbleness of a utility knife with the do-it-all capabilities of a chef’s knife. The blade is slightly longer and significantly wider, so you can easily accomplish a wide range of food preparation tasks while enjoying a compact knife’s ease of use and agility. The extra width at the heel and a slightly curved belly enable rocking cuts to mince herbs and spices efficiently. A larger handle gives you a secure, comfortable, and confident grip as you work. The Shun Classic Master Utility’s downturned tip (similar to a kiritsuke) is extra durable. Slice, dice, shred, or portion; you can do it all with this one very beautiful, very functional kitchen knife.