My design is has a 9 inch blade and 14 inch overall length. The thick handle ensures comfort for home dinner preparation, or for long hours in the commercial kitchen. The profile is comfortable in the hand, with a shape that provides all the grip that a chef needs for precision cutting. The balance is slightly in front of the handle, providing some weight in the blade and power through your work. The long French style profile is great for all cutting techniques. I use various metals and handle materials based on your needs.