Benchmade's 162-1501 Bushcrafter knife is a limited edition run of 400 numbered knives. This popular Shane Sibert design features a high ground drop point blade with a stonewash finish, black G-10 scales, and a pressure fit Kydex sheath with belt loop. Like the original, this knife has hand-blended, contoured G-10 handles with red vulcanized spacers held together with pressed titanium tubing.
Bottom Line Up Front: BUY THIS! Toughness: 4/5 - Did not roll an edge at all even though I chopped and processed firewood from pine, oak, and birch. Durability: 2/2 I feel like this category should be simplified: did it break or have any reason to not trust the steel to remain intact? No, not even any damage to the tip after prying. Corrosion: 5/5 No issues in climates that are not salt water heavy. Sharpen-Ability: 3/3. 3/3 Meaning even a newbie can maintain this blade. 2/3 would require some skill, maybe 2-3 years of experience and some additional tools. and 1/3 would imply that only a seasoned knife owner and sharpener would handle maintenance on the edge well. Help up great on my camp trip. I wish the knife had some kind of notch cutting or jimping in the rear section of the spine because pressing my thumb into the spine began to slowly cut into my thumb from the 90* edges. I just put my own in with a grinder and rounded the edge of the spine where my thumb lands and now it's perfect. This is a bushcraft knife as the name implies. Stay away if you don't play on using for bushcrafting. Use it for it's purpose otherwise you're just spending money.