Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
I first bought one of these sometime around '04-'05, from Justin Gingrich. The purpose of the knife is clear - it's an assault knife. Sure, it makes a great survival knife/ long-range scout-type knife, but the wide, saber-ground, mod. spear-point design with a pointed pommel makes this design optimal for punching holes in body armor, 6" being the expert-approved length for stabbing through heavy clothing. The plunge of the primary grind is at the distal end of the generous choil, allowing it to act almost as a sub-hilt, locking the grip to prevent any slippage during full-force stabs or pommel-strikes. The blade stock is thinner than Gingrich usually uses for all-purpose combat blades, which is another feature that makes it a more aggressive weapon, vs. a camp/ survival design where a full flat grind with a thicker stock would make a knife better suited for shelter-building and wood-processing. In summation, this knife is the best all-around assault knife design i have seen to date. One last thing - if you plan to use this knife for its intended purpose, you will have a sheath made for it. You can easily pay more than the cost of this knife for a quality mil-spec kydex rig - it's surprising that it comes with a sheath at this price, so i don't understand the complaints about the sheath.