Just to add my 2 cents.. In the past year or so I've purchased a Backpocket, a Tribal Spear, a Baby Butterbean, and a Wharncliffe Trapper. Not a large sampling, I know. They all came with a decent edge and sharp point. I use them as is until they start to lose their edge, then I sharpen them to my liking. Maybe I've been lucky, but my Case experience over the years has been positive.