Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Favorite small fixed blade!
I'm using this as an everyday knife at home (cardboard, packaging, tape, carving plastic bits, etc...) with the intention of taking it as my small blade for upcoming hiking and camping trips. The blade came sharper out of the box than any other blade I own, which is admittedly only a few fixed blade pieces from DPX, ESEE, and EK&T. But it was legitimately sharper than any of those, and has maintained it's edge over the course of regular at home use. The paracord wrap is plenty fine in place of the considerably more expensive scaled version, and makes it that much easier to fashion into a spear tip for potential fishing, hunting, or animal defense needs. Although my included kydex sheath has a snug fit, it's not so perfect that rattle is completely eliminated. That said, by design it's a very versatile sheath, and it doesn't feel at all like the knife could come out on it's own. The shape of the finger rest is absolutely perfect for my hand, and it feels like I can put a ton of force into the blade if necessary with no fear of slippage, even if wet. This has become my #1 small fixed blade, and I almost want to buy a second to back it up in case I ever destroy this one. Best part is, I doubt I could.