I recently bought a 10.5" Chefs knife from Global (drop forged).
When it arrived it felt too long... a little unwieldy.
24 hours later i picked up my 8" chefs and said "what is this? a paring knife?" i can hardly use my 8" and 7" knives now, they feel oddly short.... and i am loving the 10.5.
From your experiences, if i purchase a 12" knife, will i have the same transition do you think? Or is it just that 10" is a very very good length for a knife?
I know this is fairly subjective, so i am just looking for anecdotal tales from anyone who also went from 8 to 10 to bigger.
I am an at home cook, but my kitchen and knives get used all day long.
I use an enormous cutting board.