Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
You Like Big And Indestructable...Buy This Knife
Not many reviews on this one, not like the Von Tempsky, but don't let that stop you. Pics don't do justice but this knife is VERY large with very high grade carbon steel. 1/4" thick and came very sharp out of the box. Instructions show how to easily make it sharper. Fit was top notch. Finish, on purpose, is "rustic". The color case hardening was a nice touch and almost unique to Svord. Best word to describe came from my wife, "medieval ". Enough weight and length to make an effective chopper, but the blade shape lends itself to almost effortless slicing. I'm not going to abuse like YouTube vids on Von Tempsky, but I have no doubt it could take it. Sheath is more durable than pics show too. Very heavy leather, fine stitches, and very secure fit. Only negative for me is handle shape. A ball or "bone " shape at end would be useful during chopping. Either that or a triangular shape overlapping the tang. I'll be sure to use supplied lanyard as you really don't want to loose control of this sharp hunk of steel. Not a huge issue but I might re-handle in future. Knife Center was by far least expensive retailer I found (and I looked everywhere) and very fast standard shipping was a plus. This one definitely going camping soon. You won't be disappointed with you purchase of this knife.