Pros: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Serious Steel, not so versatile.
I was obsessed with this knife. It was actually a toss up between Spike Drop Point, and Tokyo Spike. I went for the the drop point based on purity of form. True to form, this blade is for the splitting of meat ( self defense ) and not much else. It can plunge thru anything, and then split it into steaks. It is laser sharp out of the box, and the point is unmatched. Splitting a paper edge is not the best way to test its edge. Try shaving the paper edge, or penetrating a sheet of paper with the edge. I think the Tokyo spike model would have a little more versatility, and seem a little less steak-knifish. Although, this knife is a perfect last resort knife for women.The hilt of this model is wrapped in a small diameter fabric cord. I really love this finish, and it makes the spike seem like a tiny sword in your hand. I understand that the newest iteration of the Spike series, has s rubberized "safety handle" that I am sure I would hate. Overall, for under $30 this blade is very frightening and delivers exactly what the name implies. This is a blade for professionals, and not people who tend to bleed a lot, because if it ever touches flesh, there will be blood.