Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material
A piece of history.
I've been using one of these in the process of putting food on my table for over 20 years now. It was my father's. He used it for the same purpose for as long as I can remember. I field dressed my first buck with it under his supervision, as did my older brother. My brother doesn't hunt for food anymore so when dad passed away I got the "meat knife". I don't know when or where my father bought it, or how much he paid. It just says Schrade USA 152 at the base of the blade, it came in a good quality leather sheath that holds it very well, out of the way, but quickly accessible. The handle doesn't get too slippery when bloody to hinder the accuracy of the blade and it's plenty sturdy for tough cuts while still being light enough to work through an elk or a bear without getting heavy in your hand. There are newer handle materials that definately give you a better grip when wet/bloody, but this trusty ol' workhorse has never failed me. I honestly couldn't tell you how many fish, rabbit, squirrel, dove, quail, grouse, duck, geese, deer, elk or bear this knife has helped put on my families dinner tables over the years, but I can tell you it takes and holds an edge today as well as it did all those years ago. And if they're using better steel now, well..... You just can't go wrong. At least, that's the plain and simple truth about the knife in my humble opinion.