I bought this knife about 7 years ago when a friend of ours gave a Cutco showing in our home. I have seen these for $50 brand new on ebay but I believe we paid a bit more at the time. I have NEVER paid that much for a knife before but now, 7 years later, that knife still is like new.
The handle is shaped in a way I've never seen before, unique to the Cutco brand. It fits my hand like a glove and makes this knife a pleasure to work with. The blade is 6.75" long and stainless steel. I usually try to handwash it, but it has been in the dishwasher several times and looks amazing. I don't think that the dishwasher would hurt it one bit if it were continually washed that way. I have used it to cut everything from a turkey, raw meat, fruits and vegetables to bread and am never disapointed with it's performance.
Cutco will sharpen the blade for free if you pay a small return shipping fee and they have a forever guarantee on all their products. Best of all, they are made in the USA! I hope to be able to buy more Cutco pieces in the future.