A few weeks ago, I bought this Liten Bror:
Not one like it, but that EXACT one pictured. It's a 3V steel version, with Amboynia Burl grips.
When it arrived, I wasn't quite sure what to think. The scales weren't as bright and vibrant as the photo, but they do have an appearance that is quite pleasing... I guess I was hoping for a more "glowing" yellow-orangish appearance, in person the knife is a little more light brownish than the photo would seem to indicate. In any case, that's no big deal, I'm still very happy with the scales on the knife, it's very attractive!
At first, I was a little dissappointed at how small the knife seemed. I already had an Aurora, and knew that the Liten Bror was the "little brother" (literally) to the Aurora... but I was expecting it to be a little larger. This dissappointment went away almost immediately, though, after giving the knife some use. Let me tell you, this is a BIG little knife. Built like a tank, it's thick, dense, and one HELL of a cutter. Razor sharp out of the box, it pretty much demolishes anything food-like in the kitchen, cardboard boxes, wood, plastic packaging, and copper wire. I cannot tell you how satisfied I am with the performance of this knife so far, it's still as sharp as the day I unboxed it, and I've been trying to find new things to cut with it ever since then!
I was unsure what role this knife would take on when I bought it, I must confess that the Amboynia scales and my endless love for my Aurora were the main reasons I placed the order. However, after using it a few weeks, I've figured it out! Whenever I don't want to take the time and energy to belt on my Aurora (and even sometimes when I do!), I'll just slip the Liten Bror, sheath and all, into my left front jeans pocket. It is compact enough, even with sheath, to barely stick its end out of the left corner of my pocket, and it's comfortable to carry all day long this way, even when sitting or running. In fact, the Liten Bror is the PERFECT size for a pocketable fixed blade, any larger and it wouldn't work, any smaller and you might as well carry a folder instead. While I still carry a folder (modified Benchmade 915) anyway, there's just nothing like a SOLID fixed-blade like the Liten Bror when you need it!
In short, I completely adore this knife... it's far more useful and perfect than I ever anticipated it might be. It has become my "mini-aurora" for all the situations where a full sized belt-worn fixed blade might be inconvenient or inappropriate. I see the 2 knives (Aurora and Liten Bror) as perfectly complimenting each other, not as trying to fill the same role. I would happily go into the woods with either one, knowing that either would get me out alive when combined with the knowledge in my head... although I would of course prefer the slightly larger Aurora if given a choice beforehand.
Liten Bror is a winner, in my book... a huge knife in a small package that deserves more praise than it probably gets!