Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
What a bargain!
If you need a dagger this size don't be an idiot - buy this one. This knife can't be properly reviewed without considering its price -- If it were $300-400, it might only get 4 stars for not being made of some new supersteel. But There's nothing wrong with 440C. That 1% carbon makes all the difference. In the '80s i'm embarrassed to say i had to have a survival knife like Rambo (hey i was like 11) and got a $50 knife made of 440C with the rat-tail tang that screwed into the hollow handle and i beat the crap out of it for years - the tip got bent during my abuse and i bent it right back to true. that was probably 25 years ago. I since passed it on to my brother. He still uses it, and its original leather sheath. Point being, you can do a lot worse than 440C, but to find a knife with a .25" thick blade of 440C at this price, without a sheath, would be a good deal. Now, an INTEGRAL dagger milled from a solid billet of 440C with geometry so good that it actually cuts (some daggers don't), plus a nice leather sheath with a 3/4 welt, for $300 this would still be a good deal. For less than half that, if you need a dagger and don't buy this one you might be stupid, friend.