This is your standard, good quality kitchen knife as found in the mainstream retail stores. Nothing too fancy, but a solid performer for home kitchen use. The knife is nimble enough to manage dicing and mincing, while sturdy enough to chop through chicken bones. No problems with this knife ever. If you enjoy sharpening your own knife, plan for a little extra work. But nothing unmanageable. The handles do get rather slippery when wet, so wash and towel dry accordingly.