You get what you pay for -- a great knife!
A month ago, my husband snapped my favorite paring knife. When looking for a replacement, I decided to risk spending a bit more money in the hopes of getting a better quality knife. I am not disappointed.
It handles almost all my kitchen jobs with ease, and fits comfortably in my hand. The weight and balance are just right. I am definitely pleased with the Henckels brand. It is sturdy and good quality, so I expect it to be a part of my kitchen for years.
Like any knife it will dull over time, but a quick run over the knife sharpener prior to use keeps this knife in top condition.
I recommend this product.