Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
better with Micarta
I like this little knife a lot better once I purchased the optional micarta scales. Even with the cord wrap, the handle was too thin in my hand. I also like this Izula knife over the Izula II because I can stick my entire little finger in the handle hole while gripping the knife. The hole on the Izula II looks too small to do that. The mini survival kit was pretty much useless. The little whistle was garbage (very disapointed in that) but the kit may be worth purchasing solely because of the magnesium firesteel it comes with. If you can find one this small by itself then purchasing the entire Izula kit is not necessary. Setup: Split rings with the firesteel, micro screw driver, photon led, Tinder-quik, p-38 can opener and a few REI stormproof matches (don't forget the striker pad for them) Ranger banded to the sheath. Neck cord consists of 31 feet of braided paracord with a brunton button compass and a UST JetScream whistle intergrated into the braided cord (cobra stich/weave). I wove a matching, double layered paracord bracelet with green quick release buckle to go with this particular setup.