I purchased this carving knife along with the bread knife pictured and also find the quality, sturdy and very sharp non flex blade keeps you in control of whatever you choose to slice because it does slice through with ease no matter how thick or thin. Good handle control, length. I just along with the bread knife rinse it with some soapy water and wipe it with a paper towel, no need for the dishwasher. Hopefully you’ll be impressed like I am and will be for years to come. Very well made and not expensive at all.