When this knife arrived I was first amazed to see the meticulous packaging like I was receiving a regal prize. The sharpness of this knife is unrivaled by any that I have used. Be careful using it because you underestimate the sharpness. I used ut the same night it arrived first in slicing vegetables & then for cutting beef into cubes. It takes a lot for me to get wowed but this knife did it. My son was laughing at how I could be so happy about a knife working well but after trying many, I have found the one! By the way, I forgot to tell you that I have weak hands from arthritis & still I would recommend this as easy to use and better than expected. You will not be disappointed!