This is the best knife I've ever owned, no question. The quality can be felt in your hand. In the field, I've yet to be able to break it despite my best intentions. Can be used to pry, cut, chop, and even more delicate uses like detail cuts and carving. It's definitely a brute. Mine was recently stolen, and I've been trying to find a replacement. Unfortunately I don't think they are making them anymore, which is a total shame.