Anybody picked up the October 2010 issue of Knives Illustrated? There is an article speaking very highly of the MPK. The author of the article put it to test against Tops and ZT knives - chopping frozen wood, cutting electrical cables and piercing a steel drum. The MPK performed just as well as the steel knives. Not bad for a blade that is made from a material that is, according to so many "experts", suitable for framelocks and bolsters but not for the blade.