I bought this knife at a craft show...paid $25 for it. It is made by a man from North Carolina..this one is cherry wood ..and he has a couple other different wood that he uses. He was cutting angel food cake and tomatoes and it was unbelievable how it cut without tearing the cake and tomato. I thought to myself that he is using those two things because he knows the knife will perform with 100%success. Well, I just did not give up that $25 on the spot...I had to think about it for an hour or so. Then I decided to go back and get it....and I am so glad I did. This knife is awesome...it cuts almost anything, except meat. I like buying the bread that the bakery in the store makes...but when they slice it, it does not stay fresh as long. Now I can buy the loaf and do my own slicing. It even cuts frozen cakes and breads. I used it on the eggplant below with no tearing. It just amazes me. This was $25 well spent.