This blade has some weight to it. What intrigued me about this blade the most was the forward sharpened edge. The blade is heavy which will lend to chopping. 3v steel is supposed to be pretty tough. The knife clicks into the sheath with authority and the sheath has a drain hole at the bottom. If I had to criticize anything about this knife, it would be that the handles don’t have any texture to help your grip, and that the sheath doesn’t come with any way to attach it to anything. On the plus side, the blade handle is contoured and the blade has a forward lanyard hole to allow a lanyard to be installed to help with the chopping. Lastly, let me say that I love that this is outside the norm with Hoback. I own a couple of his more defensive knives and he is known for the Kwaiback which is a great defensive knife. These three choppa style blades are something I haven’t seen often from Jake. Well done.