Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Do not hold knives while checking emails!!!
Yes I know everyone is looking for light steel, but I'm a little guy and need slightly heavy blades. Got this to be a left handed supplement for dual wielding with Chaos trench dagger. Didn't know it was a "thrower" till later. The minute I saw the steel type and price - I jumped on it. It came with a Secure-ex sheath which will dull your blade as you sheath and un-sheath for a couple of friends. Replace with leather, or do like I do...oil it and hang it up where the cat can't reach it. Me and a friend were able to put a horrifying edge on this dagger. I tend to choke up - right on the hilt of the blade. The circle is just a pommel or a lanyard hole for conversion into Chinese throwing dagger. Hence the name Shanghai Shadow, which i'll admit sounds cliché - but perhaps I'm understating the "TERRIFYING EDGE" this thing gets. Used Smiths stone, and I use a course/fine diamond portable smith's for quick fixes. Do not forget this is in your hand! I don't think I've ever felt such a large/lightweight weapon that actually works. I was reading my email, and I reached for a milk-dud...all I did was touch the blade...Gush Gush Gush!! Please beware - and respect that 2" wide-leaf design. Little correction in stats...the blade is 6.5" and the length from hilt to pommel is 6.75." Great thrusting, decent hacking, and impeccable slicing. Will be wrapping with cord over handles for increased grip and weight. Sacrificing Stealth for strength.