Sorry, but this is an excellent knife for what it is. It’s a thin, flexible and very inexpensive paring knife. Out of the box it’s also plenty sharp. If you know of a VG10 paring knife that is thin and flexible and $10, please let us know! …it doesn’t exist because it’s a completely different beast: try to make a thin and flexible forged knife made of hard steel and it will snap in half right away. Some people might like thicker forged paring knives, but they’re not always as useful and this type of thin and flexible knife. And I’ve purchased the $4 versions at the checkout at the grocery store, they’re thicker and stiffer, not as good compared to this $10 Victorinox. But of course the steel isn’t super hard on Victorinox knives so it need to be maintained… please do not throw our your knives just because they need sharpening. For the knives I use at home on a daily basis (this exact paring knife, a hard stainless steel Misono UX10 150mm utility knife, and a very hard carbon steel 8” Moritaka chef knife), I hone them at least 2-3 times per week to keep them sharp. So having to touch up a cheap knife after 10 uses is not at all unreasonable. When your car needs an oil change, please don’t ditch it at the junk yard.