This truly is a great knife. I have had one since I was about 11. I remember raking yards for months to save up the 35 dollars I paid for it. That was 26 years ago and you can only imagine the abuse it has seen. It even went through a flood and I did not find it for several weeks. After cleaning it up the only real damage was that the stacked leather washers in the handle seperated a little bit which made the hand guard a little loose. It is my go to knife tucked neatly inside my bob ready if duty calls.