The Trail Companion makes an excellent general use camp knife. The 4.5" blade makes it easy to baton and process wood for campfire kindling, backpack stoves or tent stoves. At 1/8" thick, it excels at simple carving tasks such as notches for pot hangers, deadfall traps, etc as well as food prep. Sharp 90* spine for use with ferro rod or processing tinder. The forge scale left on the flats of the blade give it a rustic appearance as well as a more durable finish.