Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, Finish
This is a Knife.
I would have given five stars... but how did the price get that high? Anyways, this is a tool to be appreciated by any military or other person who actually hikes to their camp site, possibly in the middle of nowhere. Possibly stays in the middle of nowhere longer than a night or two as well. You can feel which way you are holding it even with gloves on, and keeps working in rain, snow, mud and grime... got a few t-shirts myself. Sheath might look a little unorthodox, but it works. I hope knifecenter would offer the full plastic sheath version too, I like the way it handles duct taping to equipment and suspenders and such better. Call it cosmetic but that's my preference. Not really a whittling knife as it is a little heavy and this combined with the blade length makes it cumbersome for finer detail work, unless you are used to such exercises and enjoy the challenge. Pretty much anything else I put mine through over the years of making camp and hiking the subarctic, fishing, hunting and the occasional thinning the skin on my heels while watching tv, no problems. I have many other knives for specific and dedicated purposes, but this is my trusted all-around workhorse. Minor detail here: I keep my sharpening angle pretty close to 20 degrees. Works for me for my use. If you ever carried a heavier and wider bowie or other type of wide blade and found it hanging on your belt more than actually using it after few initial tries, you need to try this one. Wider blade is not always better. No fancy serrations or sawteeth on this one either, but as mentioned, this is a tool, not a showpiece. If you prefer to carry a full size knife on duty or on the hunt within easy reach for when you need it, you want to consider this knife.