I had been looking for a new everyday knife, as my old trapper has seen better days. I was very impressed with the quality of the knife when it arrived. Since then, I've carried it on my hip everyday. I use it almost everyday to cut open feed sacks, cut ties, tighten screws, and to cut links of dried sausage. So far it has held it's edge well, and done a good job doing what I need from it.