Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
A Very Nice Knife
I'll state up front that this knife is made in China, though this doesn't/shouldn't matter given the quality of the manufacture - overall this is a very nice package and both the sheath and the knife are well made and well finished. The blade is hollow ground in a way that provides a very thin blade almost up to the spine. The edge is good straight out the box, but could be sharper. The micarta handle has a polished finish and the rivets and lanyard hole are all finished flush with the rest of the handle, which feels good in the hand. I am not sure about the scrollwork on the spine of the blade as it does not add enough traction to act as gimping and so aside from 'looking pretty' (odd on a functional knife like this) it really adds no value. The sheath is well made, strongly stitched and is a snug fit for the knife. When sheathed only about 1.5" of the handle (1/3 of the handle) is left exposed, so this is not an 'easy access' knife. In summary, a nice knife with a good finish and nice edge.