This knife is our preferred piece of equipment as a starter knife. Why? Well, it is three quarters tang (the blade goes on 3/4 of the way through the handle), which makes it a good quality strong knife. It is a cheaper option for a bushcraft knife rather than spending hundreds of pounds on your first knife. It has a Scandinavian grind, which is one of the easiest grinds to sharpen, and it is carbon steel with a high friction grip on the handle... ideal for game preparation. It is well worth buying a knife of this price to begin your bushcraft techniques.