I bought 1 knife at a show and later bought more as gifts and I am not one who spends money without a lot of thought. These knifes are amazing, the hand craftsmanship in the handle alone keeps one from slicing something other than food. I am beyond impressed with the quality and precise nature of each slice that the knife makes:) I will never buy another knife unless it is made by Rhineland Cutlery….once you have used these knives it is impossible to use anything else. My hat is off to the individuals who design and make every knife from the blade to the handle…. Simply amazing!!!!!