This cheese slicer is perfect for cutting hard or semi-hard cheeses. The cheese did not stick to the blade and cut a even slice. It is made of stainless steel so it will not rust. Easy clean up when done. I just threw it in the dishwasher. It can also be used as a vegetable peeler. The cutting surface is very sharp. Easy to grip handle that does not slip in your hands. Has a hole on the end that you can either hang it up or put it in your drawer. Also can be used to pick up and serve the cheese so the guest do not have to use their fingers. Would make a nice housewarming gift in a basket with some cheese , crackers and wine. I received this as part of a chefs package. I received this product free. All my reviews are based on my own experience and evaluation of the product so that others can benefit in finding quality products that meet their needs & expectations.