Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Assassin's Stiletto - Light and fast knife.
I love this knife. It is one of my favorite I own, and I have quite a few. It is light, sharp and designed perfectly for what it is intended for - close combat. The tapered point will go through anything short of stab resistant armor, I would think. I tested it on some old leather, and it had no problem going through multiple layers. The deep index finger cut in the grip and the triangular cuts along the knife spine for the thumb make the knife rock-solid in your grip, letting you apply full pressure on the stab. The flat blade slices easily on a cross cut of on a stab. Non-traditional grip techniques may find that the shape of the blade and the design of the grip may interfere with proper application, but when used as intended, I have no worries. The only complaint is the sheath. This is a thin knife, 1/2 to 5/8 inch wide (eyeballing it) on the grip, making it low profile, but the sheath provided easily makes the width an inch or more, while making the the axis along the blade height 2 1/2 inches. This causes some trouble trying to wear it concealed, as the sheath is far bulkier and larger than the knife. The two just feel mismatched. A light concealable knife with a bulky combat style sheath; a smaller more concealable sheath would add to the entire package.