I ordered several Marshalltown stainless steel taping knives from Amazon. All except one arrived in great shape and the seller refunded my money on the one that was bent. That was a UPS error. It was packed well, but apparently a drop right on the corner put a slight bend in the blade. Other than that, this is a great tool. Nice rubberized handle is easier on the hands than the stiff, rigid plastic handles of some other products. The blades have just the right amount of flex, great taper and cut and are stain and rust free due to the use of quality stainless steel. Recommended for the picky handyman (like me) or the seasoned professional.