I had never heard of this brand before, so thought for the price I would give it a chance. It looks good, seems to be well constructed. Blade does have a mirror finish, but it took a LOT of time on a stone and ceramic rods to get it to a marginally acceptable edge. Haven't had a chance yet to work with the knife and see if the edge will be durable after sharpening. As decorative knives go, it is not bad. Packaging is better than most; comes in a nice box for storage.