As a wilderness survival instructor for 24 years, my clients have brought a broad variety of knives to use at camp. Including these cheap “Rambo style” hollow handle shown here. I can understand why these knives have appeal to some folks. The blades are big, scary, intimidating, and cheap. But try to carve with one of these Rambo knives especially if your not use to carving all day and your hands are soon a wreck. Sore and blistered. If you insist on using these knives then be prepared to toughen up your hands and wear gloves when carving. The hand guards on these knives are particularly uncomfortable against the skin. These are my observations of these knives proved out by my students attempting to use them at class. After 10 minutes of carving with these knives, I usually end up offering a comfortable and sharp carver to use in place of the silver nightmare. I enjoyed your article Jon Stokes, very informative with great info. Thank you.