I cook from scratch almost every day for a family of 5. A good, sharp, easy to handle knife is essential for me. I have bought so many expensive knives over the years, but none functions as well as this. The thin blade makes chopping so even and easy. The knife stays sharp for a long time. I always hand wash knives, so they stay sharp longer. I don’t even use any other knives in the kitchen for food prep, but this. Highly recommend to everyone!