I had a Becker BK-2 years back and wore it in the bush for half a year. I had a fondness for it, but moved on. And there was always a peripheral interest in getting a 5 into my ESEE knife group. Then I saw this thing one day this past summer, and I instantly wanted it. I bought it then ignored it for months. Later I decided to toss it into the trunk for the lake. I used it 4-5 times to split chunks off chain sawed rounds out at the lake, for evening fires with the warden. It felt better after sanding the scales here and there. I am a little surprised that I still like it despite the weight and crappy sheath. It came to mind just now that I also have a mega Kukri that I haven't touched in three years as I never did finish thinning the grip out. Ah well, it's there when I feel like it. Do you have a leaf spring out there that you like ?