I received a butcher block of knives from my daughter and son-in-law for a gift because my daughter knows the knives she grew up with were of poor quality. I didn't like the micro-serrated quality of those knives, but it was what I needed to encourage me to step outside of my "I don't like sharp knives because I'm afraid I'll cut myself" comfort zone. I am the kind of person who does a LOT of research before I make a purchase, consulting consumer testing literature and reading reviews online of many knives offered through a variety of companies before I decide which one I believe is "the best." I spent weeks making these inquiries and taking notes. This Victorinox chef's knife was the choice I made. I can't believe how a sharp, quality knife can make kitchen preparation "fun." I am so happy with this knife! I have not always been diligent in washing it immediately after use, as is recommended, and have never had any kind of rusting or any other sort of unwanted consequence because of it. I am very happy with this quality knife and am amazed that a knife this wonderful could come at this low a price. I purchased some other things from Tundra at the same time, and when I needed to consult them with a concern with one of the other items, they were friendly and accommodating, and made things right. If I need knives in the future, Tundra will be the first place I come to.