Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Ken Onion - Redemption. CRKT.
Ken Onion design Redemption is a whole lot of knife for the money. I would have preferred a full tang instead of a 3/4 tang, (which i only found out after i purchased the knife a while ago). The 3/4 tang will not affect the durability of the knife from what i can see. Knife is very sturdy, has great belly, and thick spine. Obviously the knife is blade heavy, but not to the point of being cumbersome, (not for me anyway).The swedge can be sharpened in a pinch, but i will keep mine original as it is marked 'First Production'. I was surprised to find plastic press studs instead of metal on the sheath. I would have preferred metal press studs instead of plastic, but at least they will not rust, and if they break, it is easy to replace with metal press studs. The blade came reasonably sharp, but could do with improving as i like my blades razor sharp. I would have preferred a polished blade with the Ken Onion logo etched instead of it printed on a painted black blade. Overall quality is reasonably good but could do with some minor improvements as i have mentioned. Would i recommend this knife to others? hell yeah! If you want a chopper/slasher/outdoor knife, (i was going to say Zombie Slayer but who believes in Zombies anyway?). Thanks Knife Center for having this available for sale before CRKT.