Almost made a Freudian slip and put down S&M Karambit. lol Now that would be a nasty encounter and hard to explain. No obviously this is the S&W (Smith and Wesson) version of a combat Karambit. I was shopping for a quality Karambit and read many reviews, but looking at the varying costs I wasn't sure which to get. Anyway I had put in an order on several other items and threw the S&W in the mix. $15 bucks. About the knife. I was pleasantly surprised. It's solidly made. It's very easy to open and locks solidly in place with no looseness anywhere. The grip feel upright is very good, but Karambit's intended use is for a down blade cutting action. In that case the grip feel is excellent. The blade is very sharp and is an 1/8" wide on the back spine. Good enough to cut with. Can just as easily be used for camping and utility work. Remember, it's only $15. Since this purchase, I was able to pick up an Emerson for almost 1/2. Lucky day. If you're really serious about self defense/ combat situations, I highly recommend you spring for an Emerson. You'll know how serious you are when you see the price.