Poton, I bought my Buck 110 back in 1975. It has resided in what we call "our success kit" for quite a few years now. That kit contains everything we use to field dress a deer. I try to remember to put a good carbon steel knife into the "success kit" prior to the first hunt every year. But there have been times that I forgot to do so. The Buck 110 is always there and ready for use if need be. In truth although it was never the best knife one could own and or use, it has always been and will continue to be a good one.