Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm pretty sure the Kephart will be my next Fiddleback. Like 90% sure. But, what is it about the Rebel that attracts me? That knife just speaks to me. I am always a fan of the underdog. Perhaps that's part of it. But I think it goes deeper. There is so much going on with that knife. The handle probably deserves its own thread! When I look at it. I see part Wharncliff, part cleaver, a rope knife and a kitchen slicer. If Bonanza was made today. I could see Hop Sing waving that around in the kitchen. And chasing the Cartwright boys around the house with it. Is the sum greater than all the parts? What does it excel at? Where are its weaknesses? Does it frighten the Surface Dwellers?