Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi everyone, I know the general rule of thumb is to always go with full tang but there is a knife I'm looking at that isn't too large 25cm (9.8 inches) with a blade of 13.5cm (5.3 inches). I'm not fully convinced it is full tang but it looks great. I would like to get it and use it for your typical camp chores so feathering, chopping small wood and possibly battoning but mostly I want it so I can give it to my children when they're old enough and so fourth. So basically, for what I plan to do with it, is partial tang worth it? Will it be reliable?