Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Good Utility and Combat Knifie
The Ranger NS-7 is a great knife with many uses. The recurve style of blade is effective at most cutting and chopping tasks. Though I still believe that it can't really compare to a bowie knife for chopping ability. The sheath is well crap, it is to big for the knife. It most be for the NS-9 or other large Ranger knives. Also you may have to heat the plastic insert if you want the sheath to have some hold on the blade, and the velcro strap doesn't work very well. The handle to me seems good, but most people who have large hands hate it, though yes the micarta handles do require gloves. One more thing is that the finish on the blade will wear off pretty easily, after only a little batoning the finish started to wear off. Overall a good knife (except for the sheath) and I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a good sized utility/combat knife. And I forgot to say that I would have no fear with using this knife as a pry bar.