Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Inexpensive, yes; cheap, no
The stainless steel blade was lightly marked "Pakistan". The country of origin stamp wiped away by the time I had sharpened the blade. -1 star. I appreciated the non-edge; most of the edge was a 1/8" flat. After only an hour with files and 1" belt sander I had the profile I wanted. I haven't finished with the final sharpening yet. The chakmak and karda were indistguishable and unuseable. They are fettled now after some more file and sander work. The sheath is better than I expected. The stitching is tight. The brass tip is substantial. The added-on leatherette belt loop is potentially functional. The belt loop's rivets are below the balance point of the filled sheath. That is, the sheath is top-heavy. Some #36 bank line wrapped throught the belt loop prevented the sheath from flopping about and dumping things out. The handles, kukri, chakmak, and karda, are beautifully ugly. Pure function, no glitz. The quality is par for the price and that is not a complaint. This is an inexpensive tool, not a cheap tool.