This is one beautiful knife, I wanted it as soon as I saw it! It is not a large knife but feels much bigger in the hand due to it's weight. This is a very heavy and thick blade. The blade is 'display' sharp not 'work' sharp. The handle is heavy in the hand and has non-slip secure feel, you feel the handle weight more than the blade. The design is mainly a thrusting type, and would penetrate just about any material with sufficient power. Balance point is between the front rivet and finger relief on the front of handle scales. It won't perform well for slicing or cutting. The kydex sheath is well made and has a study belt clip, only complaint is that the sheath covers the finger groove in handle which inhibits the index finger when unsheathing, but that's easy to fix. I gave it four stars because of the cost/size, but the cost is really due to the quality of the materials used (and kydex sheath) and I just wish it was a longer blade to better balance the knife in the hand. Still well worth the money as it looks like a custom knife without the cost of one.