It's easy to knock these knives when compared to significantly more expensive knives. But for the price, they're better than just the "you get what you for" variety. And,no, they wouldn't personally be my choice. Still, they're pretty handy for a few bucks as a backup up knife to spare your better knives from sitting around in the glove compartment of your vehicle. And you can pick up the tanto point version of this one from eBay for $28.99 sparing yourself the customary shipping cost and tax.