"I was not expecting much from this cheapish tool, but it actually performs really well. Similar to the tools I learned with that belonged to the generation before me. Now not everyone likes wooden handles, but I find they work best and provide a dexterity larger plastic variants just cannot provide. Blade can take abuse and cleaning with knife has not tempered it. Edges have rounded off after a reasonable amount of use. The filling knife is also nice to work with, if considering a set. As all tools of this ilk, will rust... so service as you would tools of old and it should last you a while rather than throwing away as many products seem to encourage."