i tend to think of it as a more fighter oriented version of the standard kabar.
you can use it for anything else you need a knife to do, but it really excells in hand to hand combat.
*edited to add: thats not to say that it isnt an excellent utility knife. its got a large cutting surface, and a good edge for slicing, with a excellent penetratin. having 2 edges may seem like overkill for utility, but if you need to cut super hard material like sheat metal or wire banding, you can use the top edge to save your main edge for normal use. and the handles, though they look blocky, are very very comfortable*