Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Excellent knife you can beat the s*** out of.
Bottom line this knife is made to be abused. It's a big knife, has a long belly for long cutting strokes. The clip point is insanely strong too, very resistant to chipping despite the sharpness thanks to the hefty thickness of the blade. Many complain about the blade steel, but AUS8A is fantastic for a field knife. It holds an edge better than 1095 high carbon, is extremely corrosion resistant, and is soft enough to do a quick resharpen on a stone. Yes, you'll have to resharpen every few weeks if you use it hard, but with a blade this substantial that's a small price to pay. If anything, to me it adds to the whole ritual of owning a knife. Sharpening it makes you more comfortable with the blade, you have a better idea of the knife's properties. ONLY complaint I have is the knifes sheath. I have had "good" SucureEx sheaths where you can tip the sheath upside down with knife inside, and thanks to the "click" locking of the blade in the sheath, the blade won't fall out until you give it a slight tug. This sheath, it just falls right out. Not a huge problem, I tightened some screws here and there to get the desired effect but it just doesn't "fit" the knife perfectly. Honestly I would rather a good fabric molle sheath but that's my preference.All in all, if you need a reliable field knife, survival knife, camp knife, or military knife, this is a great inexpensive option you'll have until your retirement and beyond. Just keep that edge up ;)