This knife is tough its extremely sharp and can take some abuse. Also the way that handle grips and its just a very well balance to it as well. I really like the knife i spent the money was like yeah i shouldnt have n was gonna return it but as soon as it arrived and i held and saw how well it was constructed on all levels i was definately sold all over again. The sheath it comes with itself is such a work of art and i love the coloring and how thick the leather is very durable and the patterns in the sheeth are unique too. I highly recommend this to anyone whether its a gift or adition to ur collection.