Don’t buy into knife sales. Any knife with this general size and shape, made of stainless steel, and has a full tang will last you the rest of your life with proper care. If you do lots of knife work, fit to your hand and style are the most important things that will make you happy forever. Thrift stores are an excellent place to be able to find a deal and still be able to feel how the knife will work for you. You want one without major defects like huge dings, a cracked handle, or a warped blade. Get it professionally sharpened. With that, you just got yourself the same quality knife that you know fits you at less than half the cost of new and saved a little landfill space.
deleted by creator
Hopefully that’s a sign that people are keeping them :) I’ve used this brand in particular. They are stout. For me the blade is a little too thick at about 3mm. In contrast, I have have a defunct brand from circa 1980 that is my everyday knife that has closer to a 2mm blade. For me the considerably slimmer blade works better for clean, even slicing and doesn’t compromise strength - I use it plus a rubber mallet to bust open squash that are too tough for normal chopping. All of that to say that those knives are just fine, but so are a lot of others.