Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Fun Little Knife
I keep this knife laced into the laces of my boot as one of the pictures shows. It's a fun little knife to carry around. By far, this is the smallest knife I own, as well as the lightest. I'm not sure what the weight is, but it's next to nothing, even in the sheath. My boot with the knife does not feel an once heavier than the the one without. This is the smallest knife in the Ka-Bar tdi series, and I have both the LE version and the military version and this little knife has all the advantages of the bigger knives such as the angled handle. There is not much of a blade on this thing, I believe it's 1.25 inches long. It doesn't come razor sharp, but sharp enough for the size. The sheath works well for the application of this knife, in that it can be secured quite well to many things for how small it is, and it secures the knife well. When holding this knife, it's not very comfortable to hold, due to the very small, thin skeletonized handle, but for the size, that really can't be helped. The blade is so small it's hard to sharpen, the handle is so small it's kind of uncomfortable. So, don't expect to have all of the advantages of a full size combat knife or even an average sized folder. This is a tiny knife! It's designed to be able to fit anywhere you want to put it. It's designed to be used if you have exhausted all of you other supplies or weapons. I would not want to go into a fight with just this, yet I would much rather use this than my bare hands. So, all of that basically boils down to: is this the best knife you could carry? No. But as the saying goes, the best knife is the knife that you have with you. Why not spend the ten bucks just to have another blade just in case. Is this the best knife, you could get, most certainly not. But, I bet this is the best fighting knife you could get on the planet earth for its size, weight, and price. This knife is called the last ditch knife, and it fits the role it was designed for beautifully.