The Chef’s knife is the workhorse of any kitchen, completing 90% of all cutting tasks. A Messermeister Chef’s Knife will make a joy of chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing your way through extended cutting tasks without fatigue. Each part of the blade is designed to perform a different task; the tip is used for fine work such as paring, coring, trimming and peeling. The middle cutting edge is used for slicing, dicing, chopping and other precision cuts. The heel area is used when a task requires force and the wedge shape of the heel is needed to split dense material. The spine can be used to crack shells and the flat side of the blade can crush garlic.