Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
I like the Ranger RD6. It's not a swamp rat, but it's close. For the price, it doesn't have to be. I use this knife for general outdoors type uses, but have tried it out in the kitchen and it works fine in either place. I have the custom kydex sheath for mine and I highly recommend it. For one, the provided sheath is about 2 inches too long. Secondly, it does not have a good retention system. The velcro is just not my idea of security. The handle is a bit blockish, but I have small hands so that could be why I feel this way. The full height grid is awesome. The knife came out of the box shaving hair and slicing paper. With the geometry, it has potential to be even sharper. For such a thick blade, it has a very sharp point as well. The knife blade is actually 6 3/4 inches long from the top of the handle slab to the tip. It is handle heavy, thus making it very fast in the hand. I can drop my grip down a bit and gain extra chopping power. The coating is good for those who like coatings. With 5160 it's almost needed for rust prevention. I would still prefer a naked blade though. Overall, a wise purchase. I am sure it will never let me down as long as I don't try to destroy it. There is a youtube video of a guy chopping a concrete block with an RD7 and the knife got dull, but never broke!