I like the look of this, but 8cr13mov is a fairly disappointing steel, in my experience. Poor edge retention, and fairly poor stainless properties. If your blade is going to quick to rust, it shouldn't also be quick to dull. I wish this were available in a better steel. I'd grab this up if it were made of D2 or VG-10, for instance. Obviously it wouldn't be $20 then, but it still wouldn't break the bank.