Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
The ideal combat blade---deeply thought through, superbly made.
As a longtime collector, I've found the Mercworx SHIVA 6.5" Double Edged S30V Blade to be unrivaled in its category and certainly would consider it my first choice for combat carry. Frankly, I discarded the sheath provided, in favor of a custom made heavy-leather one---easier for me to use and to understand. A good kydex sheath could have worked fine, as well. However, the Mercworx SHIVA's full-tang, double-edged blade and solid palm-grip are so superbly crafted that it elevates this dagger to the leader in combat knives now commercially available anywhere.