For about a week I've been carrying it, and I must say that it's been a pleasure to carry. Very comfortable with the Tek-Loc fastener, which I attach to my belt. Below are some pros and cons:
- Very comfortable to carry. The flat, skeletonized design is lightweight and non-obtrusive. It (for the most part) does not rub me wrong and in fact tends to lay right against my side under my shirt, and does not print at all.
- There is absolutely no rust on this knife after a week of being pressed against my side, against my sweaty skin. This is due to the ATS-34 steel which it is machined out of.
- Very strong design--single piece of steel, cut and ground into the traditional Filipino "tiger claw" Karambit blade shape with finger-hole. There are no handle scales to come loose.
- Kydex sheath that it came with is top-notch, for the most part. Comes with a Tek-Loc, too.
- As far as I can tell, the selectively-hardened ATS-34 steel has great edge retention. I haven't cut anything (or anybody) with it but I did hone it when I received it and let me tell you it is a LOT harder to sharpen than your standard AUS6 or AUS8 steel! I've never had a knife with this quality of steel before. Good Stuff.
- There aren't many things that I would consider downfalls, in regards to this knife. The main thing that bothers me is the complete lack of extra grommets on the sheath, for use with a Mercharness. I suppose I could get a grommet-gun and do it myself but I don't trust myself, having never worked with Kydex before (only leather).
Maker's Website: http://www.geocities.com/siegleknives/
Price: Unknown. It must have been a one-off creation.
Berserker's Overall Rating: 5 Stars!
Bill Siegle knives are Berserker-Endorsed!