Pros: Weight, Construction, Balance
Great 'Hawk - Good Value
I recently got this from KnifeCenter.com. It's a Great Value. Unlike what several reviewers have said, it is NOT made of "tube stock," instead it is (approx) 1/8" thick sheet steel formed into a tube (handle end) then welded. The sheath is excellent and made of very thick leather with a swivel-mounted belt loop. The cord wrapping is a bonus that can be removed, if needed. The handle is pretty thick, but I do have rather small hands. It comes VERY sharp. Mine did NOT have a loop of 550 cord at the end of the handle as shown, it was simply a 2" portion sticking out with a knot on the end - and this is the ONE detail I don't like. I would give it 4 3/4 stars only because of this minor issue. It looks like the cord could easily be changed to any color desired. (Mine is a VERY dark OD green that appears almost charcoal black.) I'd say this was probably a "Lifetime Tool."