Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish
Great design, terrible manufacturing
Beatutiful design, fell in love with it. When I went on and bought one, I found at home that the blade is faulty - it is bent in cca 1/3 of its length from the tip. Too much prssure applied during grinding. Seen when you look against light over the back of the knife. I claimed the piece and received another one with the same failure! I contacted the Böker importer in my country, they were very helpful and ordered 2 more pieces, both of them are reported by them to have THE SAME FAILURE! Böker claims that the failure is within tolerance of a failure-free knife, yet offered money back, which I accepted. Yep it is not seen if you do not examine the knife into detail, but once you grab it in your hand, you figure out quite easily that something is wrong. I use knives for hiking, during work with wood in forrest, cutting, chopping, crafting bows and other stuff in nature. Could be this is just aesthetic failure regarding the usage mode, but this knife value is "the Jerry Hossom design", isn't it? Either Jerry Hossom or Böker didn't do their homework right, that makes it really a drawback. Reading the review above about the hollow ground blade, maybe the design (and steel quality) is one of the few values of the knife, not being eally good for practical use. Good for looking at, mostly on pictures ;-) That makes emotinally very dangerous trap for a knife-lover ;-) Be cautious when buying!