Just got finished watching some reviews which all had very positive comments even at full retail pricing. I Believe real steel is Sanrenmu's higher end line and if you are familiar with SRM then you know they make good quality, bang for the buck, value knives as well as do OEM work for some of the big boys. I own some SRM's and one other real steel, a G5 metamorph front flipper, and can say that quality is good. The H6 while hefty, the materials are good enough for the price point, i like the hollow grind, and think it is a good looking blade imo. (The blade is closer to 3.6" not 3.75" from my research). I do wish the special edition was an option with its nice milled/ textured G10 but overall this drop is an pretty good value and the H6 will make a good beater knife to throw in the trucks glovebox.