Product Review (submitted on April 19, 2017):
I've had one of these knives for about 15 years the serrated blade with black coating and it has performed nothing less than outstanding for all tasks. I recently bought a new one with the plain blade and still coated as I like the performance of these super knives. When used properly as intended they will last a lifetime; that said the only reason I bought another is I always preferred the plain blade and the first one was an issued knife while in the military. The lifesharp is a great feature which we all pay for in the price of each knife although if you want to keep a razors edge in between you can use this little gem made by Buck to keep your blade performing as it should. Buck Knives 97076 EdgeTek Dual Grit Pocket Stone Diamond Knife Sharpener; I just do about five very light swipes on each side of the blade to maintain a razors edge for my benchmade knives. American made knives and accessories are top notch in my book and I enjoy their attributes for all outdoor activities where survival tools are needed.