I bought my GB Mini unseen, on the basis of extremely positive feedback from respected reviewers.
The first impression is of how beautiful, well made, sharp, small and light the Hatchet is. The ability to use it as a knife is appreciated.
Some Paracord around the handle gives a more secure grip (and a supply of Paracord!).
I love mine, and wouldn't part with it for anything. If it seems pricey, divide the cost by the 20 year warranty, it works out to be pennies, and the Hatchet will last a lot longer than 20 years!