As always, the fit and finish is top notch. Giving it 4 stars at this time because haven't had a chance to take it fishing with me yet, which will be its primary task; this and would have preferred a kydex sheath over the very nice leather, especially in salt water conditions; maybe will do some camp food prep but unlikely, do not prefer the full flat grind for overall camp tasks and would more likely use my South Pole as a multitasker. Some have complained about the polished micarta being too slippery but clearly they don't understand the properties of micarta. This is ideal because like G-10 the grip improves when wet and the polished finish will rinse off blood/salt water/etc easily. This with the corrosion resistance and edge retention of M390, will likely make good work prepping bait, cleaning and maybe fillet as well if you don't have a fillet knife handy. Great service with Russian Knives. Only suggestion down the line, is to stock some leather/kydex alternative sheaths that TRC makes as well, would definitely buy.