This compact and lightweight chef's knife is a highly versatile blade. While most German-made chef's knives are often fairly thick at the spine, Friedrich Dick takes more of a French approach with much of their cutlery and these are no exception! The thin full flat ground blade is a phenomenal slicer and is very nimble in the hand. The handle is highly ergonomic and is luxuriously comfortable in a wide range of grips. For those who love the Victorinox/Forschner line of kitchen cutlery but don't care for their handles, these make a great alternative! This world class professional and compact chef's knife would make for an excellent inclusion to a camping or backpacking kit for food prep on the go, or as a do-all in the home kitchen.