I have to say as for purchasing my very first knife from Walter, I must say I find it to be a great investment. The feel of the knife overall is excellent, the handle perfect to my type of style. The blade keeps such an excellent edge, and I have used it over and over. I am very happy and impressed with the knife. My 16 year old daughter owns one of Mr. Whites Knives and she loves it very much, especially the pearl handle. She really enjoys it and ask that I purchase her another one like mine, but with a pearl handle as well. Thank you Walter for the beautiful knives.