The 8" Chef knife bolster area is rounded for a beatiful feel and excellent control. The abbreviated bolster makes it easy to hone & sharpen the knife edge that comes precision sharp out of the box. The cutlery has hollow grounds in the blade making it a little lighter than the standard 8" Chef knife, as well as helping food to fall off the blade, making cutting quicker and effortless. Take the Pro-Series cutlery challenge! Put the researched and tested designs of chefs & engineers to work in your kitchen and find out why Ergo Chef cutlery is the choice of professionals, avid home cooks and loved celebrity chefs.