An absolutely outstanding blade, as w/ all SOGs. What I would best characterize for this loooooong blade? A short machete. Not for in-camp use; primarily a trail-whacker when one's team is, say, on the move. Though I noticed on the blade, contrasted against when I got my SOG Pentagon(made in Seki Japan about 20 yrs ago), that they have out-sourced their labour to Taiwan; God willing, it won't be a problem. So far, for quality, not a problem, not to infer to my Taiwanese hikers-readers here that they're inferior; it's just a matter of how Japanese think.
But too, most significantly, for those who like to hike w/ their blade, afixed to their gear, upside down for accessibility(quick removal), the "retaining" strap on the sheath is MASSIVELY non-functional(and therefore purely ornamental)-the blade, if carried in the inverted position, will fall out even w/ the strap fastened! A concern for purists(like me), or for people who pay, potentially, $175+ for the most important piece of equipment in their gear, which they don't want to lose.
But, for me, it still stands @ 5 stars-pure SOG.