Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Great survival and general utility knife
I got my Aircrew Survival Knife in the US Marine Corps shortly after OCS 30 years ago. I attached it to my 782 gear and used it through TBS and my other training. It was used for trimming branches, building small fires, opening C-rat cans, making booby traps, cutting through ammo boxes, and pounding in my shelter-half stakes. Years later it was used for deer hunting, camping, and cleaning off the bottom of the lawn mower. I treated my leather handle and sheath with Mink Oil and never had to touch it since. On the positive side it's a great low-cost survival/utility knife. It can pound things, and perform wilderness survival tasks. The 1095 carbon blade is fine and it will hold an edge. However it takes a little time to get a really sharp edge on the thick blade. Every tool has a specific purpose and the military purpose of this knife was to be used for emergency survival.