Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Bring On the Deer and Moose Trimmings!
We have a small kennel and feed our guys and girls a substantial amount of bones and trimmings provided by our friendly local butcher shops. Since most of our pack (20 to 50 dogs) are small Bichon-sized, I usually chop the massive bones, ribs, and "ripe" major cuts into manageable pieces, which means a lot of work with knife, shears, axe. The most time-consuming part is scissoring the meat into final feeding sizes and no pair, regardless of brand or cost, have performed effectively to date, with more than a dozen failed pairs cluttering my bench. Though in use for only a few days now - i will up-date my review after a few more months - i am pleased with how they have "cut through my workload"... sorry for the bad pun. The knife is, for me, not very useful because of its small size but then i normally use a splendid 100+ year old 12" carbon steel family heirloom on these scraps and it just flies through the toughest pieces. The quality of the steel, fit-and-finish, ease in handling of the shears, etc., all speak of a quality item. The clasp on the sheath it a wee bit too short to close without undue effort but i don't use it anyway. So far, so good!