Monkey Man sent me his knife in December he made, he said he would like me to try it out and report back on how well it worked for me so here it goes my first product review…… I didn’t get to go Whitetail hunting and put it to use on a deer like I intended to. But what I did get to use it on was some Fish, really big fish and more.’ The day it showed up….. The knife showed up in Dec, I opened the package that was pack with care like from someone who really liked what they were sending. The first thing that struck me was this thing is heavy; the second thing was it was hand made and looked like a tool for cleaning and hard work. Not a pretty boy toy but a real work horse. And this thing is SHARP!!!!! Well after a month of abuse I now know for sure It is a work horse. I cleaned 6,30+ inch fish with it not a hitch out of it, then instead of using my fillet knife to finish the job , I turned to the “TOOL” not just any tool but a real man tools, ( The Thing really feel’s that way.) I have filleted ton's of fish and this knife did a decent job( it wasnt made to fillet fish either) it is razor sharp and hold a edge really well, the grip hold’s my hand well and with all of the slimed fish not once did the knife slip in my hands. So now I’m impressed …..With it not only can it hack and slash but it can cut a line with finesse. So I thought Id better get a hold of my Taxidermist friend and see what he has I can cut on, so I get there and Find a Couple Of critters a Bear skin and Elk cape. To work I go!!! The knife worked fine for the large skinning work but when it came to the cape the blade was just too big and long for small work, but she skinned great and still is super sharp! 6 fish, one bear skin and one elk cape and still as sharp as it was when opened. I don’t know what MM made it out of, but it holds an edge great and can stand the toughest abuse to be giving too hunting knife, this I know because I have cut and cleaned many animals and fish, and this one will hold its own. She’s not a beauty prize winner, and not an ugly knife either, but the real work horse you know a person can count on. The Clydesdale of knifes Use it and abuse it and it will keep on going. Thanks Monkey Man for the honor of field testing your great knife.