The knife is very sharp, well made and hefty. I think this knife durability will be good for a long time. The only gripe I had with the knife was my initial inability to get the light to work. I was able to get the light to work by pulling on the light portion until it comes out of the body. Then I was able to access the batteries. I didn't take the plastic wrapper off of the batteries but make sure they were able to make contact with the spring on the back of the light. You will have to screw the light to a certain point in order for the light to turn on and reverse it, in order to turn it off. The batteries used are LR621 and 4 are required. I hope this helps anyone that is having trouble trying to figure out how to get the light to work.