Wanted a replacement for my Henckels. I settled on the Artifex extra tall. It was either this or the Fujiwara FKM. The factory edge is okay, but I decided to take it out and put it through all my stones. The knife is very light, balance point is more towards the handle (behind my pinch). Also I like how the spine has been rounded its a nice touch. I've done some light work with it. I need to do a little more work on the tip, but right now I'm very happy with it (guess I'm easily pleased). I also need clean up the scratches more, but that's for the weekend!