I opened the Myth fixed blade this morning and got ready to prepare it as a demo. That work is unneeded.
Right now, I would slip this knife into the sheath and head to Sturgis. It is strong, well made, ergo, comes with a bullet-proof sheath and is toasty sharp right out of the package!
If I had to criticize anything--and this is a stretch--it's that the tip of the tip is not as "needlelike" as I'd like to see. Oh, it will pierce, just not easy enough to make me leer.
It comes with a razor crisp, amazingly uniform, toothy factory edge I would peg at 3000 to 5000 grit. Don't let that dissuade you, it easily sliced the side of a piece of newsprint with just the weight of the blade.
It has a great finger choil designed into the ricasso to allow you to choke up for close work, like caping. The back of the blade has rounded, yet functioning jimping to keep wet slippery hands off the blade. There is even a small protuberance at the base of the handle for tapping and crushing, as in making tinder.
I bought mine for 31 dollars, and it's a steal. Gerber really kicked up the quality with this new Myth series, which is an adjunct to the Freescape models which are already difficult to keep in stock.
If you spend time outdoors I can see the need for both
. The Myth series will serve campers, hunters and wilderness hikers. The Freescape models are already serving clients who do their own food-prep, butchering and one guy with a taste for smoked meats. LOL
My two Myth demos will complement each other. The fixed blade with its toothy edge will do any chore I throw at it, and the polished folder will make a great outdoor paring knife.