Your comment about your son admiring the taper of the tip on your knife, @Officer's Match , got me looking at the blades on my three Chebs. I'd been thinking about the features of those knives before and, while they have numerous aspects that I find appealing, their blade shapes, details, and cutting geometry is just outstanding. My Scout's m390 blade is ground differently than your Damascus beauty--mine being a 5/6ths grind with that flat extending about halfway forward, while yours is an FFG. I do love the soft transition from primary bevel to flat and the matte-ish blade finish on mine. My blade tapers quickly over its last quarter to a fine tip, but the very slight bevel along its spine doesn't accentuate that to the degree that the pronounced chamfer along the spine of yours does. That's just a ridiculously narrow and beautiful point that yours comes to. The other thing that strikes me about all my Chebs is just how damn sharp they were out of the box. I'll often re-sharpen or re-profile a knife pretty soon after receiving it, but I'll actually regret it when the time comes to move on from their refined factory edges.