Oct 11, 2012
I've used Sheffield knives of various types for the past 40 years and have found them to be of very good quality steel and easy to sharpen and this knife is no different. I have never seen a knife, however, with a riveted leather handle instead of wood, a cost-saving measure I'm sure. I would have given the knife a rating of 5 but when I grip the handle, the lower edge of the blade is way too close for comfort - it would be too easy to cut my index finger. Since I modify tools all the time as a matter of course to customize them for the work I do, I just used a bench grinder and slowly removed about 3/8 of an inch of length from the blade. Now the lower edge of the blade looks the same as it did just further forward. The sheath is sturdily made of quality leather so no complaints there. I bought this knife mainly to have a thick beater utility knife for odd carpentry projects but now I'm leaning toward using this as a camp knife for splitting kindling with a baton.
Sep 26, 2011
What a knife! Who needs those expensive hand forged knives when you can get a factory made one from Lehman's for a better price that is tougher than most knives will ever be. 5/16 is big for a knife. I love it, use it for everything from roughing some wood to fine detail carving. Fantastic, gotta love the quality and steadfast durability of this knife, thick leather scales, nice pins, a suitable working knife bevel, everything about this sings its glory. This thing is not, however, a work of art, so you don't feel bad when you hammer on it, so you don't cringe when you baton with it. Great product, and a good company, I will be back for more.
Sep 25, 2011
Wow. Just wow. This knife is incredible. It may not be gorgeous looking, but it is a workhorse, and for the price, it is the best deal I ever seized the day with. If you need a good shop knife, this is it. You don't need some expensive custom made, hammer forged, glorified pry bar of a knife, to get dirty with, you need THIS. This is an incredible deal. Seize it, before it gets away.
Nov 27, 2010
My wife purchased this knife for me,,, she knew I needed a good one,,,, I am a 65 year old country boy who has carried a knife sense could remember. I would say this is the best knife I have owned,, I use it for everything from personal protection an survival while hunting an fishing to wood working an preparing food for cooking,,,,, it will be handed down threw many generations to come,,,, being used an remembered as our Grandfather Robert’s knife.
Oct 10, 2010
This is the Abrams Tank of knives with a razors edge..
Mar 27, 2010
This is by far the toughest knife I have ever bought. It works great for everything, making kindling to cutting wire. It's not really a pretty knife, it's a great, functional work knife.
Nov 19, 2009
This thing is ubelievably heavy duty.Should make an excellent work utility knife.