Firstly I am not a Chef. I have been used to pretty thick kitchen knives over the years. Admittedly when I first got this knife the first thing I noticed was how thin it was. I mistakenly thought it was cheap. I did look cool and it was darn sharp. Within a day or so I noticed my better half using it and warned her it was very sharp. I remember telling her not to cut her fingers. Another go around the kitchen I saw her with a band-aid on. She looked up at me and said "I cut my finger" and your right it is very sharp. I asked her how it worked out for her otherwise. She said it was good. Several uses later she still had the same opinion, we are (and have) purchased more from this rosewood series.