|Comment: I see several other high ratings for this knife but no explanations. SO i'll put it real simple. This is the fourth Mac I have purchased. I have one in every length, two of the longest. My most recent purchase was the 9 1/2" and I think it is perfect for the commercial kitchen. It is super easy to maintain, it takes a beating and keeps going. The attainable edge never ceases to amaze me. I had actually saved up to buy a much more expensive knife that had excellent ratings. For the price I saved on that knife I was also able to purchase the FDick Super steel. There is a reason I keep coming back to Mac. Forget the accolades sung by the likes of Keller, Trotter, Oliver,and, ahem, myself and you'll see. It boils down to the simple fact that it is simply honest steel.