Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Exceptional knife for this price.
This knife surpasses every knife I have ever had the opportunity to abuse for the price. I have used this for stabbing, prying, chopping, batoning, etc, and everytime I just love to use this knife. It is amazingly sturdy for how light weight it is and is balanced just before the hand guard where my finger sits. The coating on the blade, as i expected, starts to peel with use but that is understandable considering what it is. The edge isn't very sharp (which I don't have a problem with because most knives I buy don't) or flat but I don't particularly find that a problem because it only takes a little while to get a polished sharp edge on it, in the process getting rid of the slightly vertical wave. I have very large hands which when holding the handle spread from pommel to the hand guard (very usable though) and is still incredibly comfortable to hold. the biggest surprise to me was the fact that the steel doesn't rust nearly as fast as the regular 1095 steel on my Ontario 12" machete and that is without oil (which solved my machete problems). Perfect length and width blade and very pleasing product, should market knives like this down in New Zealand.