This DED Tactic BO is the best combo of knife and Kydex sheath I have ever used. Together, it is a convenient, compact package that is easy on the belt (thanks to the metal belt clip, it can be put on or taken off without removing belt) and can even fit in a larger back pocket. The blade is immaculate and strong with a slightly exotic, intriguing drop point shape, a murderously sharp point and a small thumb ramp to aid pressure cuts. Blade edge was perfect. The handle has a very nice girth and shape for my medium-large hands with nicely carved jimping under the heel of the handle and on top where the gently ramped spine meets the scales. This capable workhorse also has a touch of class with the red liners and sweet mosaic pin. It is the first thing I reach for medium to long wet, snowy or dry hikes in the woods and forests of Central New York.
For my purposes, this combo is a winner in every way - thank you Russian Knives & Vlad Kovalov for your excellent recommendations and consistent customer service.