I like this knife so much, that I ordered 2 and both with sandal wood handle, later I gave one of them to a friend as a present. These days it is almost impossible to find a knife with wooden handle, "sheep foot" blade shape and relatively thin blade, also the blade length is 8 cm. In my opinion this is the perfect knife for everyday pocket carry. Light, good looking and not shocking people around. In addition small brass bead pendant is making the knife looking even more interesting. The blade is very sharp, until I get used to open it, had a few minor scratches on my thumb, simply because I slightly touched the blade edge when opening. Have not sharpened it yet because with moderate usage is still sharp enough to cut paper without a problem. Never tried to cut hard wood to see if the blade edge is brittle.