Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Great for it's purpose.
To those who use it as a combat knife I would ask them if they would prefer a 9mm. or a M-16 as their primary combat weapon. I would not have carried it back when I was deployed in the Marine Corps. For a concealed boot blade/purse blade it's one of the best you can find in even a slightly higher price range. It's thin, concealable, and very tough for it's purpose, especially with the tanto design. I carry one in my boot at all times and sometimes forget it's there because it's thin. The sheath works very well in the boot (unless you lash your laces like the hulk) and I've removed the clip in one and used 550 cord to have a makeshift belt knife for easy access in certain situations. It can be used for most all daily tasks (cutting boxes, letter opener, rope or straps) and will maintain its quality over years. I also give them as gifts to my girl, mom, buddies girlfriends, and the other ladies in my life and they love the utility and feel safer. If you can find a better fixed blade for this purpose at this price range, please tell me. Easy 5 out of 5 for it's intended purpose and price range.