Pros: Precision tool, takes an amazing edge, Damascus steel with VG-10 core, Parkawood (wood micarta) handles, solid full tang stainless design.
Cons: Slightly higher cost.
Cost: This knife actually came as a 2 knife set, with a 3.5 inch blade with the same construction. Both knives combined, and with shipping ran $139.50 dollars. Construction: The blades have 67 layers of Damascus forge welded steel. The front guard is steel, which is integral with the blade. The handles are alternating layers of wood micarta, and make a beautiful contrast. The butt of the knife is stainless steel and is attached to the full-length tang. The core layer of the steel is VG-10. For those who know steels, VG-10 is categorized as a "super-stainless" steel alloy which has exceptional toughness and stain resistance. The high toughness...(read more)