After using this knife for half a year, I have to say it is a great field knife. [video=youtube;BKy6JV288mI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKy6JV288mI[/video] I have used this knife for fire craft. I have beat it through many branches and saplings used for building shelters. It worked just fine for carving and fine work. I even beat it into a tree and stood on it for fun. There was not one task that I threw at this knife it did not handle. I would not hesitate to recommend this knife.