I was looking for the best of the best knife to use in the outdoors. For me, that means Elmax or M390 steel. This TRC South Pole hits the sweet spot! The Micarta handle and grip feels good in the hand. The full tang and blade are thick. That’s added insurance it won’t snap under stress. Built to impress in function and in style, it doesn’t disappoint. The South Pole clicks securely into the Kydex sheath too so there’s no chance it will be lost. The belt loop attachment is made of a sturdy weave so it moves with you on the fly. All materials easily weather activities in wet conditions. For me, this tool is a great investment!