Upfront, i love Miyabi knives. i own several of them. This one is no different. The blade is thin, yet stiff. The knife is light on your hand, yet sturdy. Over all, very comfortable to use/work with. Aesthetically it is quite pleasing. The knife arrived razor sharp. If you like Miyabi products, you will enjoy this knife. It is of a quality commensurate with the line, no shortcuts here.