Pros: Sharpenability, Sharpness, Durability
Cons: Material Quality, None
Great knife for the money
Just today I found my 4" Old Hickory knife in the back of a kitchen drawer. It was still sharp and a little rusty. I used my Work Sharp belt sander sharpener to sand the wood handle which has been replaced twice now over a thirty year period. Then I used the sharpener to sand the rust off the blade and then sharpen it to scary sharpness. This blade has always amazed me how sharp it gets. In fact I have some bad memories of cutting myself with this knife because it is always sharper than my other knives. Now that I have VG 10 steel in most of my kitchen knives they should be equivalent to the Old Hickory. If you don't mind taking care of your knives and not washing them in the dishwasher, Old Hickory knives are an excellent low cost choice. This knife will probably outlast me.