Well I went Ranger RD crazy again... I got/bought/aquired/madeitmineminemine! an RD Tanto. Well it looked like it had a nice thicker blade part than the RD and a full spine almost the length of the blade. It all was correct as I looked at it. I got it before I saw this, http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...y-s-Ranger-RD-Tanto?highlight=Ranger+RD+Tanto that has a good review on it. I guess its more popular than I thought. Comparing to my various RD knives, it seems pretty chunky (even for an RD knife) but well it was built for over kilt jobs in the review and others I saw and read. Heh yeah I got by just watching one U-Tube Vid. The RD Tanto is strong, stout and spiffy! The 5160 steel seems to make a good tanto blade and point it seems. Now seeing a tanto blade seems to have less general purpose applications than I'm use to with my other more traditional type blades. If I got any thing other than a 5160 OKC RD type knife I would of been kicking myself. But as I surmised AFTER watching videos and reading reviews on it, this is a heavy work blade. It seems it will work good on the general camp and field stuff but just not as general purpose as my other RD knives including my RD9. I'll just put smaller Buck 110 or other folder in its sheath pouch for finer work. Its probably going to used as a general purpose heavy blade in case I forget one of the others I left some other place. Hence my need for a number of Great Blades that don't break the bank like OKC produces! Or my little brother might steal it and proves he has more uses for it than I do...again... I have to say it again like in that review, its seems its going to be moderately good at most things and excel at a few things. For me moderately good at most things is good enough where it can over lap to do other duties. But as I said again earlier in another form, if you are going to have a tanto blade to do the usual stabbing and such with, one made out of 5160 steel and a good thickness seems a super one to get! Its going to take some time, but I got a moderately good feeling for this knife. I wish I could take it and use it at work, I have a feeling it would do well there. Now for the nice thick almost all the down the spine 1/4 blade makes it look like its good for batoning. Now for my usual Rant, I think a good 1/4" Ranger RD type blade or RTAC II with a saber grind and a heavy hilt like the RD series has would make a GREAT blade! Most my use of OKC knvies are my SP-51s, the SABER Grind is great for the the knife and much more energy saving than my full flat grind RD-9, which some times ends up getting used to teach me why I don't need an RTAC II. That hilt on the RD-9 makes it the camp knife for thumping and wumping. Yes I know an SP-53 is better I got my two finally coming for Warranty Replacement. Yes it took longer than what some would consider normal, but they were making new SP-53 production Run, so they offered me a knife from their web site for free for the inconvenience! Any one have any advice or uses what a Tanto is better at than traditional blades? I'd like to hear it. If you are going to get a heavy Tanto, this is the one to get!