Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Trifecta of fit and finish, materials, and price
This is a serious woods tool. Everything about it ,heft balance ,length and type of handle is well thought out. The spike lends itself to many uses and adds much to its versatility of design. The handle is long enough for two hand use but by choking up on it , it has perfect balance used one handed. I dressed down the handle a little in the blade area and rubbed it down with bees wax for preservation and grip.The blade needed nothing, it cut paper right out of the box. Sharpening is made easy embedding the spike in a log, and dressing the bevel with a stone and finishing the edge with a fine file keeps it effortlessly paper cutting sharp. Get the sheath it is a good one. I fashioned a blade guard to fit inside the sheath from the protective plastic shipping material and have no thoughts that the sheath wont hold up. CRKT out-does itself again with this one. A true survival tool worth its weight.