For the price this knife is pretty hard to beat. Out of the box shaving sharp. Using the ring lock takes some getting used to, but fine instructions are included. Very light weight and easy to carry on a fishing, hunting or camping trip. Used within a viable set of parameters and not abuse it should last for many years. Well worth the price. No wobbles or lose parts and I have already used it 3 times in the kitchen today preparing my own corned beef bottom round after brining and simmering. Overall a very good knife.