This is my third TRC fixed blade knife. To say that I'm thrilled by TRC's designs, materials and workmanship would be an understatement. ... Out of the box, the Classic Freedom exhibits the expected, incredible fit and finish for which TRC is famous. You know you've arrived in cutlery nirvana when you handle the knife. ... I was somewhat surprised by the size of the knife. I was expecting sort of a more robust paring knife. It will handle kitchen and camp paring chores, but will excel at much more than that. ... It has a full size handle, easily big enough for my large size hands, even with gloves on. The full tang blade stock thickness is listed at 1/10" or 2.7 mm. It is thinner than most all of my other knives, with the exception of light duty kitchen paring knives. The M390 blade is a high saber grind. It is very thin behind the edge and slices like a light saber. Just ahead of the ricasso, the blade is about 1 1/16" wide. It is full width at the spine until the spot where the dropped point meets the even saber grinds, about 3/4" from the relatively well supported, needle sharp tip. It's hardened to Rockwell C 61-62 and will hold the edge for a long time. Mine hasn't even needed stropping yet. Even though made with thin blade stock, the M390 fine grain, homogeneous steel gives us an amazing blade that is not at all dainty. It's a little workhorse, perfect for everyday carry utility use, pan/trout fishing, small/upland game cleaning, and even deer sized game. It feather sticks like a dedicated bushcraft knife. My personal preference is for saber grinds rather than scandis, as I find the saber grind to be more versatile. ... The leather belt sheath is also of typical TRC quality - top drawer. ... The Classic Freedom is a real gem and has earned the place of honor, to be frequently found on my hip.