Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
This isn't a cuticle trimmer or nose-hair remover. It is a big, heavy, sharp as hell blade that would very easily take off a forearm or head. It's not made for pretty. It's made to chop your way through whatever stands before you, especially when making a quick hide or a longer term shelter. You can beat on it with whatever and split some fairly large diameter logs. Though I have not used it for splitting large game pelvises, etc., I don't doubt it could do it. I generally use it for making little sticks out of big ones for firewood, and beheading small game and birds and turtles. Yeah, the sheath isn't the best. Find a good leather worker and give him some 8 to 9 ounce leather and some heavy copper rivets. You don't want to accidentally fall on this - a severe leg wound would probably lead to a quick bleed-out, which is why the furnished scabbard is a negative 10 in my book. The weight is why you are buying it - no need for a hatchet with this, excepting "way back" regions.