Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Bird and Trout, and Bear and Beaver, Too!
As I have read in other reviews the loop for belt carry is not huge so I could see that being a problem for some. It does fit my belt but since this knife is not that large I usually keep it in my coat or pant pockets. It has a small handle when compared to some "Rambo" hunting knives but even with my XL sized hands I find it works well for a variety of purposes. I mainly use this knife for preparing grouse and squirrel for the table. I have cleaned a couple of rainbow and brook trout with it (in all honesty I would rather have used a fillet knife, but it did the job when it was all I had with me), and have butchered (and skinned out and fleshed the hides of) two black bear and over a dozen beaver with this knife. Again, there are of course better knives for doing the work of converting these critters into roasts and rugs but sometimes you just want to carry a single smaller knife around that can do it all, from big to small. I have had this knife now for over five years and can honestly say it was some of the best money ever spent. Take good care of this knife and it will take good care of you. Finally, seeing so many formerly great knife companies from the United States and from Europe get bought out and offshored is frustrating. I always check to see where knives are made before purchasing them and am having a hard time finding some of my old favourites (Buck, Gerber) that were actually made outside of China. This knife is made in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada, by a Canadian family business - they work hard and know their craft well.