I have used several production and custom kitchen knives over the years. Some were good and some were lacking in small ways. MKC has done an excellent job with this knife. Most all of the aspects of this knife have been well thought out, blade shape, grind, handle shape and countours. This comes through when using such an awsome tool in the kitchen. I especially like how the handle transitions to the blade, it tapers nicely without any sharp edges. If I was to change one thing on this knive it would be to radius the edges of the spine and the choil. The squared edges cause hot spots with prolonged use. This is only an issue when using a knife for hours at a time. I know this would add a step and time to the manufacturing process but it would make this knife as close to perfect as possible. That being said this is one of the best, chef's knives I have ever used. Keep up the excellent work.