I've been disappointed in most of the Schrade stuff since they moved all their production to China, but this one was great! It's every bit as good as the old Schrade knives were. Sharp, with a solid but smooth open and close. Very sharp-- just as sharp as the old Schrades. It's a simple, good-looking knife too. The handle scales appear to be some kind of wood that's been dyed blue. I'd be hard-pressed to say how this knife could be improved, other than being made here. Made in China.