Paul's description on this is 100% correct in that this is the same blade as on the classic Fibrox series with the difference being that functionality is retained, but is much more aesthetically pleasing. The steel is easy to sharpen, retains a decent edge and is lightweight while remaining robust enough for most common tasks. The wider heel of the blade is appealing in that it keeps your pinch-gripped knuckles further away off the board and allows you to confidently scoop ingredients should the need arise. The wood handle and it's shape give it a bit of elegance and keeps the knife exceptionally lightweight. This is the kind of knife that would do well in a home, commercial or professional kitchen and is ideal for anyone looking something inexpensive, functional and attractive. The only negative is that the steel is a bit soft so, while it'll make for easy sharpening, you will find yourself sharpening and honing more often to maintain an edge.