This is very premature, perhaps, but I just received a Forschner Rosewood from Mark R, in about 3 days (insane to Canada). Now, this was purchased as a work knife that can put up with constant abuse and a bunch of guys who eat and cook like mad, but don't exacty care for their knives.
My initial impressions are as follows:
Damn, that's got a sweet little profile!
Man, I hate stainless that looks like stainless, from a mile away.
This is incredibly comfortable in the hand.
The handle is actually strangely attractive.
Decent for push cutting, but an absolute gem for rock chopping!
Why doesn't Victorinox make these out of a good, hard stainless, or better yet something like 1095?
So, needless to say, I'm actually really impressed with the performance to price ratio. There is minor wedging, but come on, Mark hooked me up and I got it for $18! Haha
I think if I had $50 to spend on one knife to get me through a summer at a cottage, or a year at university, this knife would be it. Yes, I just got it today, but man is it ever better than I thought it would be!