Pros: Finish, Handle Material, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material
I use this product as very last resort backup weapon while on duty. I say very last because this, as the last review writer stated, isn't something that you would want to put to use for its intended purpose unless all else has completely failed. This knife will destroy an assailant, especially in the hands of an individual trained in the use of an edged weapons; however, it is ideal for the untrained individual as well. It really is a beautiful and well-designed knife. I do like the sheath, but would very much prefer a kydex with perhaps a clip allowing inside the pocket/waistband carry like a folding tactical. AUS-8 is sufficient for the intended purpose of this weapon, as for how much I paid for it, no. The micarta handle is beautiful and, to be honest, to me, the beauty is worth the lack of grip. The finish gleams beautifully. It'll definitely catch the assailant's eye in too different ways :) This is not a utility knife the biggest critics of this product will be those that intend to use it as such; especially considering that the AUS-8 will not hold up to daily use. RAZOR sharp out of the box. Keep it that way for if you need it. Use your leatherman for cutting random stuff, not this.