Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
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Why would you spend this much on a knife? Because the blade geometry, steel quality, fit, finish, and it's usability is unparalleled. N690co steel is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than just about anything available. The Doberman IV is a real "one that does it all" knife. It's a well balanced fighter, it's a great chopper, it can drill and pry. Lots of belly for slicing and meat processing, tough enough for hard use/wood processing. I went with the Serrated version as there is enough real estate on this blade for the two edges not to cause issues with different cutting tasks. I've picked up a lot of good pieces this past year, but if the wife said "sell em all except one", this would be "the one". Can't recommend this blade enough. Have a knife dealer friend who was shocked at how good this knife feels in the hand and how sturdily & precisely it is built. He liked it so much he ordered one for himself the same day.