Pros: simple, good steel, great handle, affordable
Cons: Maybe that it needs to be sharpened
I saw this knife on TV.. on America's Test Kitchen. It's not in any store in my area, yet this knife seems to be known in the commercial world as the workhorse of the kitchen.
So I bought one.. and it immediately replaced a knife I had spent 3X as much on. I understand now why so many commercial operations would use it, the handle is well formed and won't slip if wet even with oil. The blade is of a good grade of steel and takes well to basic sharpening.
I feel so strongly that this knife is a good buy that I bought four of them and gave them as Christmas presents. I've had to explain why it's not a "scary" knife to a few, and why a dull knife is much worse, but in general my friends are really happy with the gift.
Personally.. I'm never spending $100+ on a knife again. These knives are sharp, good steel, and practical and at $29.00 they are almost disposable.