I have several Stellar Sabatier knives, but this size went missing, so I bought this as a replacement. It is an ideal size for a variety of vegetables. I would like to clear up some nonsense I have seen in several reviews for other Stellar Sabatier knives. First of all some say they rust and are not stainless, this is nonsense, You would have to submerge this for a very long time in the sea to even try to make it rust. I use my knives every day, and they go into my dishwasher every day, and they all look as good as new. Sabatier is not a brand, but a group of companies that produce quality knives in Theirs, France. the Stellar knives are made by Rousselon Freres. I would use no other knife. There are some companies that use the Sabatier label when they should not. Please read more on wikipedia, searching Sabatier. I would agree with all the good points shown in the other five star reviews.