I have a bravo III in 3V, and there is a couple of rust spots that that it came with. There are minor spots, reason being I didnt noticed it when I bought it new. I do use the knife but not that often. What I have noticed is that the rust spot does appear at the same spot even after I cleaned it and polished the rust off. Also I do noticed the the same rust spots developed faster if I kept the blade it its leather sheath. For storage, I just wrap the blade with paper and only use the sheath as and when I do go to the jungle. As a fixed blade, I do like the bravo III and even though there is these annoying rust spots. Its my first 3V blade but compared to my 1095 esee 6, the bravo III is much easier to maintain.