Overall pleased with the design and fabrication of this piece. I had my eye on a Brous Blades Triple Threat for quite some time, and a friend gifted this blade to me. It has a combo grind: hollow + flat chisel edge. Efficient at cutting, penetrating, and easy to carry when you don't need a larger fixed blade. It has the unique Brous handle machining, which is aesthetically pleasing, but there is a drawback; dirt, grime, blood and any other material is sure to find it's way into the plastic scales. It offers nice grip, but the machining in my opinion should have been shallow, instead of exposing the blade through the cut-outs. One other drawback is the nylon belt loop bolted to the sheath: I found it to be very poor quality, the retention snap did not fit around the handle, and it offered absolutely no value. I remedied this by removing the webbing and mounted a Tek-lock to to the knife sheath (it barely fit, but it is secured nicely). The molded nylon sheath retains the knife without the need of a retention snap. All in all, you get what you pay for. If you want the superb Brous design, go with Brous Blades. SOG has many great offerings, but their attention to detail is lacking in a few areas with the Growl.