Honestly, I don't really care about the whole kitchen folder thing. It just a badass looking folding knife. As others have stated, if I have access to a sharp kitchen knife or a dull one and a sharpener, logic dictates using that over any folder. But that misses the whole point. The point is this thing is cool, and if you prepare food with it, sure it might be 'suboptimal' but it will be more awesome-er. It might be harder to clean and not perform as well as a good chef's knife, but since when does much about knife collecting make sense? I sure don't drive a manual car because it's easier and optimal for my needs. I drive it because a perfectly timed downshift puts a smile on my face an automatic never could.