I'm not normally a steel snob but this knife is just not working for me. I sharpen and sharpen and sharpen it and I can't get the darn thing sharp at all. Sure, it's sharp on the one side, but the other side just seems too thick. It's pretty dull and I've been working on it a few hours. I'm not sure what Patrick was thinking when he designed the back of it. It won't cut. So I give the thing a B-. A+ on one side, F on the other.