So, in the ongoing Blade Test Showdown, I ordered up the Kershaw Outcast after it was recommend by Francisco. This knife was $68 delivered to my door and one thing I can say is that it is an IMPRESSIVE piece of D2 Blade Steel! The edge is quite sharp, not as sharp as others I have tried, but definitely sharp enough for any chopping activities you could encounter. The part that really impressed me was how effing thick the back of the blade was. We are talking a little over 3/16" thick! This is one beefy blade. Here are some pictures before testing.