Hey Guys, It's been a while since I posted here, and just as long since I bought a new slice of bacon... but it happened, and here it is... and I am very happy. The edge is keen and relatively acute, the grind is high, and the geometry is truly perfect for this size field knife. Factory edge... And now this twisty, gnarly, section of seasoned gum... well, I think it's gum--that's what my neighbor said it was... it's been in the SoCal sun for quite some time, it's dry and very hard And that was waaaay too easy... though it did put up a fight... But in the end, the NFNO prevailed... No sign of slowing down... So I love the nano fusion handle; I wear large to xl gloves, and I have long and fairly wiry fingers. The fusion handle of the Battle Mistress BG was comfortable, but this one suits me better. The overall size, balance, and grind of this knife really hits the sweet spot for me... I won't mind hiking with it, and it's big enough to handle camp chores, but not so big that it gets in my way. Truly an excellent field knife!