Nothing frustrates me more than losing a piece of gear. A while back the knife I carry while hiking came off my belt somewhere on the return trail, sheath and all. I was looking for a replacement that would hold up to the sweat, humidity and rain here in Florida. Esee, a great American knife company, peaked my interest with the Esee 3 S35vn steel blade. Just about the time I went to order this knife, it was out of stock everywhere. Finally picked this up the other day and I have to say Esee knows how to create knives, no doubt there will be others on my belt before long.