Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Maybe SOG's BEST!!
I only own a couple SOG fixed blades,and 2 folders.But by FAR i prefer the NW Ranger over their Seal line of knives.Imo i think overall this maybe SOG's BEST fixed blade.The balance is superb.Just about perfect size for a Hunting/Fishing knife.Nice grip.The Aus8 seems to be of good quality.If Aus8 has a proper HT it CAN be a good quality steel.The sheath is basic at best.I wish more knife mfg's put more thought and effort into their sheaths as well.But don't let the sheath discourage you from buying the NW Ranger.It will become one of your Favorite fixed blades.One would have a HARD time finding a better overall Production fixed blade knife for under $100.The only con barring the sheath,is it's made in Taiwan.That's it.Great Knife,Great Price.