I paid well under $15.00 for a 12" Dexter bread knife. It has an unidentified stainless blade. It is plain. Some might consider it ugly. But it has not failed me in years of service. It is still unstained and sharp. I ordered, for just a few dollars more than this bread knife, a Chef's knife from CKTG in BD1N with a final HRC of 61 and will receive a free bread knife with it. That bread knife will become a Christmas present. Every once in a while, I have to stop and thank GOD for my first world problems.