Got this beast a week ago in a trade. (Awesome deal from my boy DGI) I reprofiled the edge to 18 dps, took it up to a 10,000 grit Chosera water stone, then hit it with the red, white and green stropping compounds. My first Medford. I've wanted one forever, but just never had been able to get one. For being 3/16" thick, it slices like a Leek. A REALLY big Leek. Rides nice in the pocket, opens smooth, locks up great, I absolutely LOVE it.