Here is my latest 8" French style chef knife. It features a ladder pattern damascus blade, with integral rose damascus bolsters. The handle is of gorgeous old stock Cocobolo wood. Zero-edge before sharpening, and thin with a tall heel, 7-3/4oz. total weight. It features a subtle flat/center-line grind with slight convexity in the lower third, to promote food release. This knife started at a low price of $800... Now $500 + shipping takes it. Gotta pay the tax man. THIS KNIFE NOW SOLD.