Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Yes, for the most part, and no.
I have read all the reviews before I purchased this knife and I have to defend it against the negative reviews. This knife is awesome for what it is. It is a small neck knife, period. This means that it is great as a last resort in the face of adversity. As an EDC that you rely on constantly? No. Lets look at the knife closely: small, light weight, chisel grind, 440c. This already tells you that it is not supposed to bear the brunt of EDC. I have taken this knife in to the woods and have given it a good weekend of abuse and acted like it was my only knife. (I did have my busse and my trusty spyderco endura for backup as they are my normal carry) It performed well enough to carry it around my neck. It made tinder well, it didn't hold a nice edge after this but most knives don't. I used it to clean game, and it was alright. It excelled at the common tasks such as cutting cordage and wood carving to make various traps, et cetera. After that I came home and resharpened the edge and tried to cut some paper, it was quite poor at this and that is because of the grind and bevel angle on the blade. I don't fully know bout the heat treat on the blade yet but it seems to be one of those knives that are on the cheaper side. As long as you don't expect to shave with it, or use it as a pry bar it is a home run. I have also read some reviews that complain about the sheath. Just look at it, it is not a traditional blade, ergo you don't get a traditional sheath. I think it is easy to use, flick of the middle finger and it is out of the sheath. I does take two hands to put it back in, but if you wear it around your neck, all knives will require two hands to do that. For the price you can't beat it for a neck knife IMHO. If you have a bit more cash to spend I would suggest the IZULA from ESEE. This is something I would rather have in dire situations. That being said the MA-2 is a nice buy for the price. It will do what you want a knife to do, also it will make a wicked set of brass knuckles in a pinch! I would buy it again if I could do it over...