This knife is surprisingly sharp! I mainly bought this knife for its anti-stick resin coating and its baby blue color. If Pure Komachi had this color in a 5-inch santoku blade then I would have never considered this knife. But I'm glad I did! At first cut (no pun intended), this bad boy is sharp as a razor blade... I was cutting through raw cobs of corn (still wrapped in leaves) like butter! Okay, perhaps not that easily but I would say easier than cutting cucumbers with my other santoku knives..and that's plenty sharper than what I am used to (or rather what my hands are used to). I tried a block of cheddar cheese, ohhh man, I felt like I was cutting soften brie. I really hope the edge stays this sharp and the resin keeps doing its non-sticky business as time goes by. I guess part of that depends on my usage and handling. Until then I'm loving it. On a more analytic note, the handle has this velvety soft silicone feel to it, sort of like a silicone cellphone case. But its still firm in my hand and it doesn't get slippery when wet. Plus the shape fits my grip like it was molded from a wish come true. In addition to the anti-stick coating, which is labeled as FDA-approved, the blade has grooved scallops like a Granton edge (see uploaded picture). The included sheath is the same color as the blade and the handle. It has this see-through design that seems nothing more than aethestics. This part I wish they left out or made as holes instead because occassionally when inserting the knife back inside it gets caught in the design. Initially inserting it in slowly and then fast like it was some samurai sword helps mitigate the issue. Apart from that, it seems the only thing keeping from cutting rifts in time and space is me refraining from swinging this knife around. Just kidding :) I recommend this knife for casual kitchen chores...especially cutting corn and slicing cheese.
Sharp knife w a good solid handle.
I love making roasted sweet potatoes but always struggled to cut the potatoes into chunks. The first time I used this Faberware knife it was a night and day difference. The required prep time was drastically reduced.