The blade is well made and reasonably sharp. It also has a nice shape. The problem with the knife is the handle. It is too thin for a man’s hand. I also have Rescuer-2 and on this smaller knife the handle is thicker and more comfortable. Additionally, the knife is too light for its size, which is a negative. In fact, similar or smaller-size knives like Ka-Bar, German military knife or Linder are more hefty and feel more comfortable. I understand that this is the manufacturer’s problem, The store is great, with good pricing (cheaper than Amazon), fast delivery and attention to detail and packaging.