I've owned and used the LMF for 2 years now and can say that for the price it is an exceptional piece. It holds an edge better than most and can take the abuse. My only gripe is that the serrated portion of the knife takes up too much of the blade. If it wasn't serrated, for the price and what you get, there wouldn't be much competition out there. I still prefer the Becker Combat Utility over the LMF, but only because the serrations.