Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I sharpened this as soon as I got it. As I do with all knives when bought brand new. I then put a small diamond stone and a fire rod in the small pocket of the sheath. I have used this thing on several short hiking trips and it was worked hard and has held and edge. I recently took it to the bush in Honduras, where it was abused. It was in the ocean, mangrove swamps, sand and jungle. I used it to cut wood, sugar cane and whacked dozens of coconut open with it. I know how to use a stone, and maintaining a razor edge was very easy. It mad quick work of everything put in front of it. I will say that I removed the screw driver set in the handle and replaced it with cotton balls soaked in Vaseline and wrapped in foil. This can in handy starting fires in the wet jungle, where finding dry tinder is near impossible. Great knife for working, I have dozens of knives from Randall number 1and Tops knives on down, to Barlow and Old timers. This knife is my go to knife in rough terrain and hard abuse. NOTE: I have not used it for heavy prying work yet, just on wood and coconuts. But tip seems sturdy when used Boise D' arc wood. Sheath will have to be replaced someday, the fabric is weak points from the rough environments I work in.