The TRC Apocalypse is an impressive knife. This is my second knife with elmax and the TRC is a far more substantial knife. I also have a fallkniven A1 but its edge is almost dull and was never razor sharp, even new. The A1 convex grind is hard to sharpen for me. I have tried the trc out with basic bushcraft in the backyard and used it in the kitchen to make meals. It has worked great on all chores and still sharp. Looking forward to fall and camping to try it out in the woods.