Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Quite sufficient. Buy one and don't regret it.
When I read a review I often wonder, what makes the person in question an authority on the subject? Well to give some background, I am an Eagle Scout who joined the Army a month after I turned 17. And that was about 8 years ago now. So I have experience with survival training as well as combat training. I bought one of these as a 15 year old boy scout and that single knife survived many survival trips as well as a deployment to Afghanistan four years later. I wont go on record as saying that it is bar none the best combat knife on the planet. I have peers who swear by their ESEE brand knives and next to one this is not as much of a tank. However marketed as a "Fighting Knife" it is in my opinion "Quite Sufficient". I can buy three of these for close to the price of one ESEE-5. (the current fad it seems in my platoon) Not saying don't buy ESEE, they are awsome well built knives, but an Sgt/E-5 has better things to spend money on. If I'm past using my carbine and sidearm, I will be quite motivated and very pissed off, and this knife will do the job, light but sturdy, and able to take a razor edge, it will kill somebody with little effort, if that is your need. For you survival types it is quite useful. Yes you can baton with it, but why need to? Buy a Gerber brand hatchet, that is what they are for, splitting wood and building shelter, save your edge for your bunny stew or whatever. Would I recommend it to you? Oh yes, very much so. Would I get one tattooed on my leg? Already did. My 25th Birthday is coming up, gonna buy another one, not that there is anything wrong with the one I already have, between the two I'll probably be good for life. $75.55 Shipped? Do it.