It is pretty awesome … and versatile. When I used to live in Taipei, sometimes I would go down to one of my fave local places and just watch the guy cook. I'd have a beer and some snacks and just sit there and watch that dude… chopping, dicing, slicing, frying, basting, mixing, tossing anything and everything. So fast and nimble. At least in my neighborhood (and this seems interesting) the 2nd most used tool/utensil after the cleaver??? A ladle. Go figure.