I finally used mine this weekend , skinned two bucks and cut up and deboned 4 . It did get a little dull due to me cuttin up meat on a ceramic tile . I was worried it wouldn't take a edge real easy , but I sharpened it w/ my diamond sharpener for about 15 minutes while watchin t.v last night . It's back to shavin sharp . . .and all my buddies are jealous .