Franco, I only just read the post so you may not see this. I bought a Nieto fixed handle knife about 10 months ago. It has a full tang which goes through the rubber handle. I have used this knife extensively in the garage and garden. I have left it outside in the rain. All it has is a few spots on the bead blast finish. I have not had any problems at all. I was told that the steel was brittle and would break easily. That the blade would blunt easily. Well none of that has happened. I would never use it as a combat knife but hey it works fine. Depends what you want to use it for.