Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Bought mine in 1990
I bought mine in 90, and initially used it for deer. After a little experience, I prefer a little smaller deer knife. However, this knife has handled many task, even carving turkeys at Thanksgiving. After 24 years, it will still shave. Yes, I tough the blade up after each use, I do take care of it. I have no idea how many camping trips this knife has made. It is one of my favorite bushcraft knives, as it will handle anything you throw at it. At some point, "After 24 years", I do need a new sheath, and I intend on having one custom made with a pocket for a sharpener. -- 24 years, used hard, and still shaves, that really says it all doesn't it? Anyone who puts down 420HC might just need to spend less time on a PC and more time in the real woods.