So, the package arrived in 3 days. First thing i noticed was the SOLID feel of it. It seems as if this will be a chopping BEAST.
Blade: Made in America. Sheath: probably not.
Steel: 5160 Carbon steel with black epoxy coating.
Thickness: a full 1/4".
57-58 RC Hardness.
Blade length: 9 & 7/16".
Overall length: 15 & 1/4".
Handle: Kraton comfort grip.
Ballistic nylon sheath with kydex insert.
Sheath is excellent for the price. It has two retention straps for the handle. They are both adjustable, which i really like because it gives you more options for the lanyard or future handle mods. The knife WILL NOT come out of the sheath no matter how hard i shook it while upside down !!!
The sheath also has an accessory pocket. Large enough for a SAK or a LeatherMan of some sort. The sides of pocket are NOT elastic, so it only gets so big. There IS an elastic band around the top of it to help keep stuff in. There is no velcro to help keep it closed. Just the buckle but it IS adjustable.
The sheath has MOLLE attatchment on the back. There are 5 cross straps that it goes through for security to your pack or gear.
OOTBox, this knife sliced paper but didn't shave hair. After about 30 minutes, it does now. This knife is what i would consider heavy. It is the first thing you notice when hefting it. I LOVE that in a knife. It screams HEAVY DUTY. The handle is VERY comfortable. I have small hands, so it may get modded in the future. The forward finger guard works well but i also think it will get modded &/or removed in the future. I LOVE choils & the finger guard hinders its use for me. I honestly gotta say, I friggin LOVE this knife. I have no doubt it will be a chopping beast. I have no doubts i can give this blade everything i got with no worries.
Out of 1-10, i would rate this knife a 9+. The ONLY reason i can't give it a 10 is the tang is not full width, yet at 1/4" thick, i have no worries of breakage. This knife will have a custom sheath at some point in the future. I will do all mods first, to ensure a proper/perfect fit in said sheath.
My Spec-Plus collection: SP-2, SP-8, SP-10, SP-17, SP-47, SP51, SP-53, SP Kukri