Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Great bushcraft knife and "micro-machete", easy to modify
There's a system of creeks and retention ponds that runs behind my apartment and into a couple of nearby neighborhoods, filled with little hidey-holes that I often retreat to, usually at night, when I need to cool off and be away from people. This is what I take with me to use as a bushcraft knife and small machete, mostly to trim branches, weeds, vines and such. It's small enough for me to carry concealed when I have to (both since I live around sheeple who are afraid of even moderately-sized blades, and because the six-inch edge is just slightly over the legal limit where I am), but big enough to go through small (1.5" or so) branches with two or three chops or baton hits. It's STURDY. The steel is nice and resilient and it's easy for me to keep a machete-like (paper-cutting but no sharper) edge on it. The paracord handle is comfortable and has had no durability issues in the six months I've had it. Even if it were to come undone, it would be easy to buy or make G-10 or wooden scales for it. In terms of the purpose I use it for, I'd prefer to have some kind of hand retention device, but that's not a deal breaker, especially when you consider how easy this knife is to modify and that it's marketed as a thrower. I intend to drill a lanyard hole through the pommel. I modified the sheath by cutting off the useless retention strap, which did nothing except get in the way of sheathing the knife, and adding a paracord loop so I can quickly slip it over my shoulder for carry without worrying about a belt. I received mine as a gift but I would definitely buy another one for $25.