I received this as a gift over 7 yrs ago. I'm very hard on knives and I've never had knife last more than a yr or two. I use them as a knife, screw driver, chisel, scraper. I have not bent out chipped this blade. Other than some minor scratches the knife looks almost new! I thought I lost it a few weeks ago and I about panicked. Thankfully I found it. I would highly recommend this knife!