I just received my Bushi from Wicked Knives today in the mail. This is not a survival knife. It is not a utility knife. It is not a skinning knife....It is a Slash and Stab knife. The Bushi is a 4-7/8" chisel ground tanto designed for fighting. The grip is very comfortable and very secure in both a standard and a reverse grip. The blade is made from High Carbon 1095 tool steel that has a parkerized finish. The overall design is a based on a large Woo neck knife. The blade came from Newt with a very sharp edge, and being a chisel ground tanto, could probably pierce 1/4" boiler plate without any damage. The finish on the knife is not pretty, but since I bought it to fit in my glove compartment of my truck, along with some other tools, it does not really matter. I own a couple of other knives from Newt, and they all have the same build quality. These are no bull**** tools. I have a weird fascination with Newt's products and carry a Woo everyday. I have been disappointed in the day to day use of some other companies knives, but never with Newt's. Botton line. For $100 it is a very aggressive fighter that won't fail you when needed.