I got 2 of these recently and am really pleased... although I havent done a "destruction" test on them & probably won't they stand up very well to everyday tasks and then some. I have the model 9 tanto and the model 25 tac-fighter... just holding them you feel like you've got a real piece of tool in ur hand. The company says they come "scary sharp" and I donno if they're that sharp but they will shave hair fairly easy. I will post pics as soon as the old lady gives my dig. camera back.