The Classic Freedom is light to carry and nimble in hand, a perfect companion for hiking. Extremely good fit and finish In all aspects. The handle, while slim, is comfy and in perfect proportion to its 3.75” blade length and .102” blade stock. The sheath is high quality, low profile and a perfect fit - not going to fall out, but not hard to remove. Shipping was almost immediate; ordered Friday morning and arrived in central NY Monday. Vlad was responsive to my questions and a pleasure to work with (so much so that I purchased another piece from him within a week!) Great first experience overall with Russian Knives.