When my husband needed to use the knife, it was not sharp and he had to find another knife. Disappointed.
Had one for 5 years. Sharpens easily, holds a good edge. I own a deer processing business and we skin about 1000 deer and hogs last year. I have several different kinds of skinning knives and this is the one everyone wants to use.
Chuck Joseph Tarinelli
Missed It's Potential
This has a basically good design, but is about 1 1/2 inches too long. I used it to field dress a buck, and it worked very well. The orange handle is a great idea - camo for a tool like this sucks! But I'm giving it a low score because of the gimmicky clip holder on the sheath. I lost mine the first day I hunted with it, and LEM would not replace it because of the poorly designed (in my opinion) belt holder clip.
I had high hopes for this knife and bought one as soon as I learned about them. The one I got had a chip in the gut hook so I took advantage of LEM's excellent customer service and returned it for another. The second one had the same issue. So I took to trying to fix this myself with my sharpening gear since the blade was not very sharp either. This knife has such low quality steel it just melts away in the sharpener. The gut hook is useless, the blade is dull and doesn't take an edge, and there is no point on this knife. I wish I could use it, but I can't. Shame; good idea and great shape, just low quality materials.