I'm not a big guy so I tend to be a little leery of handles I haven't put in my hand. Somehow, this handle is comfortable for me to use and still fits well in my son's hand (and he's considerably larger than I am). The finish is excellent and the feedback from the blade is transmitted well without being uncomfortable. Visually, I love the look and my knife has been strongly complimented by multiple chefs who regularly use some amazing knives. The price can't be beat and Tony & Co. did the install beautifully.