Jumping on the bandwagon, it's a great little knife when you want a small fixed blade that's capable and won't frighten the sheeple when you take it out to use it. Also, some workplaces, if they allow blades at all, like less than 3". I screwed mine to a large tek-lok and carry it on my belt. 1095 is a good steel that's been around almost forever. Not a super steel but it's staying power should tell you that it's worthy when done right.