There are comments that the blade is thick, but it is the same thickness as my #8 Carbon Steel Opinel. I don't have a stainless #8 for reference.
The blade is sharpened at a small angle and the blade either had a burr on it out-of-the-box or the edge got folded after a bit of work in the garden. Several swipes on a ceramic rod fixed up the edge and put a bit of a secondary bevel on it to toughen up the edge a bit. It sharpened up nicely and cuts well.
This shaped handle is comfortable in the hand, and the easy access to the thumb notch is a nice side-effect of the shape.