As always, the knife was shipped within 24 hours by priority mail. As far as I can tell, this knife is flawless. It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I haven't used it yet, but it fits my large-ish hand perfectly. Blade is faultless and razor sharp. It's a tight fit in the sheath; the sheath must be held when the knife is drawn. Perhaps it would loosen up with use. But, it certainly won't fall out be lost. I think I might prefer a well-made leather sheath, but that's an issue of personal preference.