A great knife for beginning cooks! There is plenty of room for smaller hands to get a good grip and not hit the cutting board. The tip of the blade has been rounded, however the blade is thin and capable of a very sharp edge. Better to learn with a sharp knife which requires less brute force and encourages good knife habits.
Robert Herder Windmühlenmesser knives are made in Solingen, Germany, and are still utilizing old hand-work techniques. Their fine, hand-ground blades are extremely light and thin and offer a great cutting feel that is not possible with chunky, mechanized-ground blades. There is no excess steel on the blades, making them lightweight and thin, and the slight convexity makes for reduced friction and sticking during cutting. Windmühlenmesser has worked hard to establish an extensive apprenticeship program at their workshop, preserving old techniques that have nearly disappeared from Solingen.