I accidentally rated this piece before by putting the review in the wrong place (under the 3" paring knife). It's a very good value and a workhorse of a knife. I love the 3" knife for peeling, but it is not long enough to chop a large apple, for example, and that is where this one comes in. You could always use two different knives, but why bother for one or two apples? It's perfect for so many chores. It is comfortable and natural in the hand, well-balanced, and the blade is sharp and keeps a good edge. This knife is priced at least $14 higher in the local restaurant supply store here in central NY state. Shipping was free because I purchased it along with other items, totalling over $99. Money well-spent!