So I would have given a 4.5, not perfect but darn close. First, this knife is sharp and has a great knife shape. The paracord handle is good and feels pretty decent in the hand. This is impressive for the simple fact that it is just paracord. Now for the 2 things I don’t love. First off, i am a jimping loving fool, but the top jimping is too far up. I have pretty long fingers and can’t reach the top jimping. If it was moved down 1/2 an inch it would be perfect. I love the jimping feel, it is deep but not too sharp. 2nd is I don’t love the sheath. It doesn’t have a loop to wear on a belt. I would prefer a small light kydex sheath, with the possibility of putting a loop on it instead of the thicker leather. These aren’t deal breakers by any stretch of the imagination. But some opportunities for improvement in my humble opinion.