This is a great chef knife for all you cooks. I use it for everything, you name it CUT, CHOP, SLICE & CARVE and more the Chinese magic. I had another one but not as good as this one. The easy-friendly grip helps me to be able to do some difficult chopping with no problem. and It is dishwasher friendly. It came with a case and it is perfect a gift to a friend. A nice piece of artwork!!!