Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
I spent a long time researching, reading reviews, and being pretty picky when looking for a mid-sized fixed blade to take backpacking. This knife consistently stood out when I made comparisons against MANY knives. I'm very glad I got this ESEE, I will for sure get another in the future. I was a little worried about the molded plastic sheath compared to the kydex, but it was surprising well made. I may make a kydex sheath of my own for fun but I really do not feel like it is necessary. I have medium sized fingers but wide hands and the handle fits perfectly.