The damascus finish appears cheap for some reason as though it were painted on. THe feel is very light, my wustoff 7in chefs knife is shorter buy lot heavy and sturdier feeling. THE worst part is that my Nakiri knife has an uneven edge and not perfectly flat, so chopping will not completely cut through when used on a cutting board. The sawing/scissor action is also not good since the front edge is not rounded over like a chefs knife. You're forced to chop stuff, and the edge aint straight, so it dont chop!
I'd just stick to tried and true stuff, don't get fancy items like this. Buy a WUstof chefs knife and regular CLeaver, dont buy these hybrid knifes.