Pros: Blade Material, None
Bad from the start, but awesome by the end.
I ordered this knife on special and was very pleased with the results. I was looking for a beater camping knife and this fit the bill at 15$. When it arrived I first noticed the handles were pretty sharp but still provided a good grip. I fixed that in about 5 minutes with a little 180 grit and a couple drops of oil. After smoothing it out I was left with a beautiful handle you would never expect from a knife at this price. From there I was on a roll and noticed it was scratching easily and exposing metal on the sheaths, and decided to strip it with some paint stripper which didn't really do anything. So back to the sandpaper it was and I ended up dumping it in some hot vinegar. Finished knife is an awesome looking thing. Overall if you're looking for a 100$+ awesome knife straight from the factory, you will be disappointed. If you're looking to pick up a beater with some potential, look no further. I now have a knife that performs and looks like a 100$+ knife for about 20m of light work and 15$ out of my pocket. I would even go so far to buy some more to experiment with different finishes maybe to have for gifts. Next time I have some spare leather I'll most likely make a new sheath for something truly awesome.