I have used this garden knife primarily to dig in the Oklahoma clay and it has proven to be well made and a very nice tool to have. It doesn’t flex when I put significant strain on it using it for leverage and I use the measurements on the knife to quickly space my plants. I haven’t used it for cutting yet but I can tell it will have no problems cutting. It came sharp as any kitchen knife would right out of the package and it’s surprisingly still sharp after all the digging. 60 plants down, 30 more to go!