So I know United gets a bad reputation at times, and I know mass produced Hibben stuff doesn't stand up to the blades that come out of his shop. But I had fun with the Hibben IV machete (Rambo IV) knife...so I thought, what the heck I will try one of his mass produced bowie knives. I have heard United is a bit better than they used to be so I thought.."Why not?" I do have some nice knives anyway. Kabars, Ontarios, Gerber, Case, Schrade, pre-64 Puma White Hunter, and a couple other nice knives. Nothing like some of ya'lls collections but decent. Well to the knife. Here is the model. http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/products/GH5026.jpg Anyway...I got the hankering to get one of these large Hibben style bowies for fun. Out of the box it was sharp enough to shave the hair on my leg. No kidding! I took a fine stone and a power sharp and cleaned it up a little bit, but honestly the blade was impressive out of the box. Handling is pretty good for a large knife, I am not sure what these huge saw teeth on the back are for. LOL Is that just cosmetic? Or should I be able to saw wood or something with them? Anyway, it shaved hair off my leg and arms, did good slicing through paper, and I stabbed through some raw hide and sliced through it pretty good. My only concern is the pommel were there seems to be a nut on the end. I assume that it was torqued down to hold the whole knife together. I never owned a knife like that, so I am not sure how much bushcraft abuse a design like that would take. Wondering if I should take it off and apply locktite to it for insurance. There again I have other knives better suited for bushcraft. As far as a large cutting tool, it is a pretty cool knife. the steel is AUS-6. Don't know much about it other than it is like 440 A or something. BTW: Got a pretty decent leather sheath, put mink oil on it and worked it out some. Seems nice.