I ordered the knife this Sunday night and got it today (Wednesday) with standard shipping- excellent. Beautiful knife. I love the handle. Sheath seems sturdy, it's light and slim, but the retaining strap should be a little higher, behind the handle bulge as the knife will come loose if it's bumped. Knife and sheath are a lighter, slimmer package than my Marine combat knife and Marine bayonet. Should be real easy to carry.