You mean vs. the stainless? I've never used copper before so I don't know much about cooking in one. I hate to admit it but most of my experience so far has been with ye ol PTFE (Teflon is a registered trademark of Dupont, lol), alum, and cast iron. Also, I'm also thinking of buying a sheath for the knife, not a big roll, and getting her initials embroidered on it. I don't want her thinking its "our" knife, even though I will be using it quite a bit. Do they sell something for larger knives (hunting knives maybe?) that would work for that? She's spoiled, but she puts up with me and that's not always easy.If you want to spoil her rotten get 1 copper piece of cookware. Its quite amazing how much different copperware is.