You read that correctly. It's been 10 years, perhaps more - 11, or 12 years since I bought this knife and it's smaller 6 inch sibling from Paul. And in that time, these two knives have been my go-to cutting implements in the kitchen. And I have not been kind to them. They have spent more time out of the drawer than in. I treat them like the tools they are - except that I do hand wash them, and keep them out of the dishwasher. They are stained -- lemon juice will do that to non-stainless carbon steel, and the handles do show a few marks from over a decade of chopping, slicing and dicing, but the handles still gleam, and they keep an edge like nothing I have owned before - Henckels and Wustoffs included. I have had dalliances with other knives -- ceramic blades for example, but they're all gone now, and I've always come back to these two. I take them to the stone every month or so, and hone them with a giant 12inch honing steel that I also bought from Paul. They are trustworthy, resilient old kitchen friends now. I'm glad I stumbled on to Paul's website 10 or 12 years ago, and I'm glad I bought these two knives.
I'll be back in 10 more years for the 20-year anniversary review. 21