Did a bit of research before buying the Kyocera knife as there are plenty of other manufacturers of ceramic knives that are less expensive. I bought the Kyocera as they always come out top on quality in all the reviews that I read. Believing that you usually get what you pay for I ordered the utility knife. I have not been disappointed. Be warned though, as per other reviews for these knives, they are exceptionally sharp. I would strongly recommend that you buy the blade protector - not to protect the blade, but to protect your fingers!