I have not tried this knife, but I have handled it in a shop. Of course, that does not give me nearly enough knowledge to write a review, or to second guess one written by someone else. However, I learned enough from it to know that even though you can get this knife for cheap here in Norway too, it is still not cheap enough for me to buy one. Here's why: Although I like the overall form factor, the size is wrong for "the ultimate survival knife". For me, a survival knife is one of two things: Either a largish folder that can be carried everywhere as a backup or for when the manure hits the ventilation equipment, or a big, heavy duty fixed blade that can handle everything you might run into in a real survival situation in the woods. This knife is far too big to fit in the first category, and I find it on the small side for the latter (I prefer about six inches of blade for a real woodland camp or survival knife). The blade seems a bit thin. I am not convinced about the steel quality. Even though serrations have their benefits, I prefer a plain edge blade, both because it is more versatile, and because serrations are very hard to sharpen in the field. OK, this might seem like a minor detail, but on a heavy duty knife, I would prefer a finger stop/cross guard made from stainless steel or perhaps thick brass. For proper, careful knife use, this will probably not matter a bit. However, if you (ab)use the knife for hacking, chopping, batonning and other heavy tasks you might have to use a survival knife for, i expect that a protruding piece of plastic like that might get messed up. It probably won't break, but it could still be roughed up enough to make it uncomfortable to handle. Since I have not tried this knife, I will not state that it is a bad knife. It is probably OK, and for all I know, it could surprise me and turn out great. I just don't know, since I have never tried it. However, I feel pretty certain that this is not the ultimate survival knife. At least not for me. EDIT: I forgot to thank the OP for taking the time (and spending the money) for testing and reviewing this knife. Of course, nothing beats hands on experience with a product, but a good review is a close second. Thank you, artifice!