Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
When I opened the box, I realized that it was a little bigger than I had originally thought, but, all in all, exactly what I had expected. Weight and balance felt pretty close to perfect. Blade was pretty sharp already, I just made a few swipes with a stone and put a more finished edge on. Grip was as slick as I thought, so I wrapped skateboard tape around it. Feels great now. Took it hunting with me and a couple buddies and used it to help field dress a doe. Like I said earlier, it's a little big, but it performed perfectly. It something happens to it, I'm not out a lot of money and can easily replace it, so it stays in my vehicle now. The sheath was a pleasant surprise. It's minimal yet very functional, and holds the knife REALLY well. Had to learn to pull the knife handle in the opposite direction of the belt clip side, and then pull the knife out. I'm making it sound more complicated than it really is, but that's the smoothest way to draw the knife out, without pulling the sheath with it. If it even adds a 1/10 of a second to a draw, I'd be surprised. I have not tested the firesteel, yet. Overall, I really like this knife, and apparently, so did 4 of my friends and 1 of my uncles, who all went out and purchased one for themselves.