Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! My secretary knows that I am into knives. She signs for the boxes when they come in and has watched Beckerhead Gathering videos. She was commenting the other day about how she has been disappointed in various carving knives that she has used and asked me what is a good knife for cutting meat, carving and other heavier-duty kitchen chores. Well, not being a chef, though certainly no stranger to food, I instantly recommended one of only two knives that I use for food preparation: my favorite Becker, the BK-5. (The other knife is a Mora.) She was attending a baby shower for my daughter Saturday and I sent a BK-5 off to her for evaluation and, depending on feedback, as a gift. I was going to wait until I got her feedback before starting a thread but - here it is is advance. Once I hear something, I'll report back. Any thoughts on how a non-knife person will view a BK-5 for her intended tasks?