Being an avid amateur chef, I expected a Wusthof to exceed my expectations but was sadly disappointing! Unless the knife is supplied with a dull edge, I have in my kitchen superior, cheaper and keener edged products. The knife is very well balanced and ergonomically satisfying, but lacks the performance expected from a product "as seen on TV!" I feel that I should maybe have spent more??
I would not recommend this product to a friend.