Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! A knife arrived with me today sent from Greece, by Bladeforums Maker @Tony Mont. It arrived swiftly, very well packaged, with hand written instructions for sharpening angles and maintenance. Before I move to my own view, here are Tony’s specs, which are perfectly accurate: Steel: 1070 high carbon steel Handle: Burned oak wood with aluminum pins and lanyard tube. Dimensions: Overall lenght: 25 cm - 9.8'' Blade lenght: 13 cm - 5.11'' Blade widght: 3.3 cm - 1.29'' Blade thickness: 4mm - 0.157 inches Handle lenght: 11.5 cm - 4.5'' Weight: 180 grams - 6.34 ounches Differentially heat treated by drawing back the spine. Finished with ferric chloride. It comes with a leather sheath. So, those are the numbers, and now, here she is... For me this knife was a case of love at first sight. I just wanted it. And now it’s here, it is not exactly what I had hoped for: it is better. It happens to be a perfect fit for my hand. The knife is also exquisitely balanced, at the exact spot where the index finger sits. It is a relatively light knife for the size and dimensions, and so combined with the point of balance it is a ‘quick knife in the hand’. For all you hi-speed lo-drag operators out there. And it does have a beautifully aggressive look, with a tapered belly going to a ferociously sharp yet well supported tip. The deep forward choil and elegant spine ramp allow confidence in stabbing or piercing cuts. Me? I won’t be taking out any sentries, silently or otherwise, but that isn’t what this knife is for, it just happens to look very, very cool. It’s a camp knife, and in the next ten days I’ll be able to see how it performs, with updates to this review thread. The fit and finish are really top notch. The handle of textured burnt oak is as grippy as a wooden handle gets. It is beautifully made, I love it! The sheath is soft leather, hand stitched and pleasingly rustic. It suits the knife perfectly. Tony has put a great edge on it at 25 dps. Shaved hair with no problem. I’m going to leave this edge on there and see how it performs. I’m inclined to trust this maker by what I have seen so far. His communication is really great and he is a nice guy to deal with. I definitely recommend checking out his work. I’d be very surprised if I don’t end up owning more knives made by Tony Mont. I feel quietly confident that the knife will perform well for the next part of the review. In fact, I strongly suspect that it will surpass my already high expectations. All I can really say at this point is that it feels like ‘my knife’ already. A perfect fit for a Pilsner.