I've been on a tear of sorts with the Lightning Deals on Amazon, particularly with chefs knives. So far I've bought four. Unfortunately, at least two of them I'm planning to return because of the absence of a heel (the end of the blade next to the handle). On my Wusthof and Analon knives, the heel is a nice solid border between the knife and handle. I hadn't even considered it an issue until today when one of the knives showed up and my forefinger made contact with heel-end of the knife. Too close and too thin.