This knife feels sturdy in your hands, good enough to hammer wood, nails, and anything else you need done. holds a edge well and the sharpener included on the sheath is always a plus. the grip feels natural in your hand and is a well balanced knife. If you go out in the woods this is the knife you'd want with you in those conditions .
I have owned this knife for a few weeks now and have put it threw its paces. It is a very study knife and feels stable in your hands. It has a thick blade that is strong enough to hammer with and against. The pommel has handled every nail and rock i have punished it with. The blade has not dulled after a day trip to the woods. I cut down small trees by placing the blade against the tree and hammering with a branch on the back. It has not failed yet. It seems to be very close to the higher end knifes i have owned and it is equal to the military knife Gerber makes. The whistle is loud as hell and the sheath is great!! It holds the knife in place without the top catch fastend. Teh sharper is equal to the diamond file on my Wave maybe a little bit coarser but that would be needed for the tough steel. Coarse enough and placed to where it can be used to sharpen an ax. All around Excellent knife. Just wish it didnt have the BG all over it.
I love this knife, have used it for 3 months now in the field. Great price, super sharp blade, well contructed. Fire starter works great and I think it will last for the next thirty years. Highly recommended to anyone that goes back packing and hiking.