I have used a warthog for a couple of summers as an occasional camping knife. I really like the basic shape of the blade, but hate the vertical extension of the guard up the back of the blade( it took 20 minutes to cut and file it down). The steel is good, holds an edge well and sharpens very easily as most C steels do. It rusts if not dried, but this has not been ahuge problem for us. The handle is sticky enough that your hand won't slip, but I think that in time, i will have to rehandle it since I am sure that the kraton will break down in time. All in all, it is a good knife for generaluse. Our 16 year old now has one for Scouts.