Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Finish, Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Materials
Got this knife since peasant knife was brilliant, actually was really looking forward for this one for a bit of while. Good things: it has same steel and heat treat as peasant. Takes very nice edge and holds it nicely. Bad things: everything else, really. Keep in mind that this is twice more expensive knife than a peasant one. - Knife is much smaller that I expected. Blade is about right, but handle+choil are very short. - Although I find general raw finish appealing, grind is very rough. It is also nowhere near being uniform or symmetrical. Factory sharpening is there, but with huge burr and requires touching up to be usable.- Sheaf is abysmal. It's literally not good for anything, very tight fit, no viable attachement points and it's easy to cut yourself during any sheaf operations. Durability is a big question too. - Choil is made in such fashion that forefinger rests against sharpened end of the blade. This is very, very dangerous design and will require sanding off straight away before any use. - Handle is very small, dangerous (see above) and paracord wrap is a joke. Thankfully, there are holes there already, so making a new one will be easier, but in 'as is' form it's extremely uncomfortable. Paracord wrap is a joke: very thin, uneven and doesn't really fit into the sheafConclusion: this isn't a knife, this is a project. Excellent steel, but barely useful as is. If you grind rough edges, probably re-bevel it and cough up new handle and sheaf, it will be a decent small fixed blade. Is it worth paying 38$ to get essentially a knife blank for a project? Not so sure. If I bought two more peasant knives, I'd be way happier. I'm giving it one star since if it is a project you want, the potential is there and it can be made into something nice (with probably same amount of $$ in materials required). I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to use it unmodified for any price, let alone 38$. Get a peasant knife.