Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Material
Little big knife
I bought the original bead blasted finish mini pit bull in about 2000. It was my first neck knife and quickly proved the value of that method of carry. It quickly became the tool I reached for by far the most on backpacking, canoe trips, hunting and fishing. From fine carving chores to dressing game, food prep, and abuses such as opening cans when the can opener was left behind. The blade has held up well with only an edge roll after opening a can of Alphaghetti by driving the tip through the lid, then rocking it to cut the top off. Since then, I've picked up many production and custom small knives but I keep coming back to this one. The blade shape just works well at so many tasks, and the handle is reasonably comfortable while maintaining a very slim profile, which is always a trade-off. I rated 4/5 because of the blade steel. Not that it's bad but there are better options. This knife could do with an upgraded steel and become exceptional. I've had no issues with my sheath, the retention being enough I still need the thumb push to draw it.