My hands are small and when a visiting chef recently told me that the full-sized chef’s knife was really too big and cumbersome for my small hands and that a shorter knife would probably be easier for me to handle, I went back to the Misen website to see if they had something smaller that would work for me. To my delight, Misen offered a shorter Chef’s knife, so I decided to order it and give it a try. IT IS PERFECT and I can do the “pinch grip” that the Misen knife handling tips suggests without feeling awkward and out of control. The Misen Short Chef’s Knife is now MY “go to” knife for chopping and slicing vegetables; mincing garlic; slicing meats for sautéing and stir frying. I still use the Misen full-sized Chef’s Knife for slicing larger cuts of meat and poultry, but the Misen Short Chef’s Knife has improved my chef’s knife cutting skills immensely! Thank you Misenfor making such quality cooking tools!