Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
So glad I decided to get this..
First, it comes nice and sharp - if that matters to you. I dont care about a pristine super sharp factory edge on big fixed blades when I will probably sharpen and re-profile them anyway. What I do care about is that this is a thick (1/4 inch thick) solidly built survival/multi-purpose camp knife. This is not my ideal camp chopper, not is it my ideal utility knife, or my skinner, or my filet knife. This is that jack of all trades last ditch survival knife, that is just fun to use, does a lot of tasks really well, and is great to keep in a car or truck. The 1095 blade is very solid, the kraton handle feels nice, the blade to handle ratio is good, and I like that the grind is not full flat in this case, as it keeps the weight in the blade for chopping. This look and feels much better than my schf9, has a better edge grind and is easier without that stupid recurve. This chops better than my Bk7 ( although, yes its a bit heavier) and feels almost as good in hand, the ergos arent quite as good but the blade feels so nice and solid. I would have liked a skeletonized handle tang like in a becker, but hey those are 80-100 bucks. The only negative is the black coating - which I stripped. It also comes with a sharpening diamond stone thing (eh) and a ferro rod (awesome). The ferro rod is actually, big suprise, also super good quality. I thought it would be junk thrown in and just bought this cause of the knife. The rod is noticeably good quality with big sparks that stay burning much longer than other cheap rods. This is one of those things I had to review (usually too lazy) because its such a great deal. Awesome knife, awesome striker.