It’s hard to imagine the ideal user for this (bushcrafter? off-roader? hipster?), and, yes, the COMBAR easy to make fun of, but the tool is well made. It locks up tight, and stays tight even after extending wailing away in the woods. The textured-glass reinforced handle is light and strong. The spade blade is titanium. Everything clips in and out with a satisfying snap. My biggest gripe (aside from the price) is that I wish the axe blade and knife blade were something a little sexier than the ho-hum 420J2 and 420HC, respectively. The saw, on the other hand, sporting a Bosch reciprocating wood blade, is a beast.