This is an outstanding slicer could only be better if it was longer. Actually my next purchase will be one with sankoto style scallops on the blade. This knife has a fantastic edge and sharpens better than the other Hinkles in my set. Just keep your fingers out of the way. The back of the blade does not rub a hole in your finger the way some do either. It cuts anything and everything. Dont ruin it opening cans or chopping bones though.You will not be disappointed.