Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Finish
Great hard use easy to carry blade
I have a few bk16 I like it so much. I have some very nice fixed blades, yet gravitate to the bk series often when I strap a fixed blade to my side. I replaced the handles with Tommy the who wooden handles and use a tops bushcrafter sheath (perfect fit). 1095crovan (tops uses a similar steel) is by far my favorite HC non stainless steel. S30v is one of my favorite hard use stainless steel. The coating is rough, some remove coating, I sand coating down smooth and let it wear naturally, the stock handles are perfectly usable, I just like wood handles. Stock sheath is well made and very serviceable, but I prefer leather or kydex depending on knife and use. The balance of knife is very good. The steel takes a wicked edge and holds it longer then any mass production 1095 I have used (thou tops gives it a run for it's money) comparing it to the tops baja 4.5 is a tough choice I will admit for me. I will not honoring with this knife in my opinion.