Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Material
Great knife, but wrong grind
Great knife, but wrong grind for bushcrafting tasks.The handle scales are fantastic, and the action is beautiful. Everything about the knife says quality - the fit and finish, materials, design. Excellent comfort and control. The spine comes sharp enough to strike a ferro rod. The steel itself is decent, but I would have preferred to pay more for 154CM, or CPM-S30V; D2 is somewhat brittle and not stainless enough for the occasional use bushcrafting knives see (as opposed to an EDC).My main problem with the knife is the grind. The first night I took it out, I processed firewood and constructed a bow drill & fireboard. The blade was quite badly damaged - about 1mm of tip snapped off while awling out holes and much of the cutting edge itself was folded after notching the bow.Don't get me wrong - the flat grind produced epic feathersticks and shavings (which I cut first). But it's just not tough enough for bushcraft use.I remedied by regrinding to a scandi and reforming a new, slightly blunter tip. Not quite as razor sharp, but holds up much better.If you're not up for regrinding the blade, I'd suggest carrying this knife along with your main bushcraft fixed blade; use the fixed blade for batoning, notching, chopping and awling, and keep this one for feathersticks, food prep, softwood carving, etc.For the price, 4.9 stars, rounded up. If they offered it in 154CM or CPM-S30V with a factory scandi grind, I'd buy another in a heartbeat.