I just received this massive, traditional wilderness knife yesterday. This is the new version with the “hammer-forge” finish that looks quite credible. The carbon steel blade is flat ground with a convex edge that slices paper right out of the box. The wood handle scales and pins are very nicely fitted, the people at Condor in El Salvador seem to take great care considering the retail price. This knife is a steal if you need a simple brute of a blade. Weight is a tolerable 444grs without the nicely made sturdy leather sheath.