My first introduction to Cutco knives was thorough my granddaughter who took on one of her first jobs with them selling them at home demonstrations. I had never seen these knives and was immediately impressed with their quality and performance. This chef knife is my favorite!! I use it almost daily for chopping vegetables, slicing meats, dicing potatoes, and any other jobs that require a larger knife. I knew to be careful because it is so sharp, but still managed to catch the tip in my fingertip and was cut before I knew what had happened! I have since learned to slow down when using them keeping in mind how sharp they are. Because I use a flexible cutting board on stone counter top, I have found that my knife has begun to become dull. I phoned Cutco and they were very nice informing me that I could have a demonstrator come out to my home and sharpen my knife for no charge! Haven't had them out yet, but it's nice to know they will do that for their customers. Now the only drawback...the price! These knives are quite expensive but because they are top quality and have that lifetime sharpening, I have to admit they are worth the price! Comfort The handle fits nicely in my hand and the weight is perfect. Performance I can't think of a thing that I wouldn't and can't use this knife on.