Damascus Japanese Utility Kitchen Knife 13cm Blade 5 "wow, what a knife" Mrs Swann 30 March 2016 I thought long and hard about choosing new knives and took the plunge and bought this and another one of the same range and I am so pleased that I did. This knife is so well made, perfectly balanced and a dream to use. These knives are expensive, but you get what you pay for and these will give me years of good service. If you are looking to replace old knives I would strongly recommend this range. I know I'll be saving my pennies and investing in the entire range to replace my existing long serving and faithful blades.