I'm very satisfied with this knife. It's a beautiful blade with a hollow grind. The steel holds an edge quite well and can handle a good deal of beating. The handle is quite compact. I have slightly broader than average hands and i fit right in, if you have XL or XXL hands you might be tight. It's quite light also, 140g or so, so it's not much of a chopper, but other than that it can do it all. The retention of the sheath could be better.