OK,OK, I know - I'm probably more guilty than most of you - I have lots of knives. I do get frustrated though at folks who show up to camp with a $1,000. worth of knives and have no clue how to use them. The fact is that SKILL is 95% of the knife equation. I have a good friend who was doing research in Siberia when he traded his Leatherman Crunch for this knife. During his stay the knife had made many sled parts, great feather sticks, super-thin shavings for diapers, dispatched and dressed reindeer - you get the point. The blade is made of a discarded file, handle and sheath are reindeer, brass strap is spent shell casing, rivets are used nails, and the blade was secured in the handle by melting a spent lead slug and pouring it in the handle hole. All at a cost of absolutely nothing. Skill over stuff every time.