I just received this knife from Tony this past week. The quality of this knife is beyond anything that I have experienced in the knife world. The workmanship is absolutely flawless. Every time I pick it up I'm actually in awe of it. The balance is perfect, the taper and grind are amazing. The pinch-grip bolster is a really nice feature. I can't imagine a knife of higher quality. He is also a pleasure to deal with. If you are thinking about a western-style chef knife, talk to Tony - you won't regret it. I'm in the queue for a 2nd. Tony's pics are far better than mine.