Just received it-excellent blade, sharpens well, seems to keep edge well, fittings are tight, suprisingly deft and balanced for the size, handle is not full tang, I drilled a hole for a lanyard, but not unexpected, cutting tests-this knife slashed through 2' limbs with ease, no scratches on blade afterward-so far this seems like a well made large bowie, well worth the price
This is nothing like the "Primitive Knife" that is sold on Amazon and Ebay. That Primitive is of poor quality with a sheath that is worse. No comparison.
This version of the "Western Bowie" has the best feel out of all the others. It is a huge knife but feels light and handles well. The swedge can be sharpened for the back cut, it does not need to be razor sharp like the main edge as it is the clip point that produces the main damage. This is a great knife if you are looking for an "Iron Mistress" type design. It handles amazingly well for a knife of this size.