This knife is an amazing example of the knife makers art. Each handle scale is made of three separate pieces of material, but they have been put together with such care and precision that it appears as if they are a single piece. The fit of the scales to the steel, their perfect alignment, the comfort in hand, borders on the unbelievable. The blade itself is perfection in the evenness of the grinds, the edge, the distal taper, and a design to perform well at a broad range of tasks with a steel famous for its outstanding properties. Lastly, the sheath is obviously custom fitted to this knife and of superlative quality in both materials and workmanship.