I checked out the Gossman website. Those look like some nice knives! From digging through google it looks like the PSK is priced similarly to the Izula and that his knives are somewhat revered. I like.
Concerning your RAT experience: From all the accounts I've heard of it sounds like the RAT knives are coming from the factory with a fine edge these days. So those problems should be a thing of the past but it's a shame you got a bad one.
However, with the PSK in the game it's a tough choice now. I still figure the Izula will win out for me since I assume it's a bit lighter because of the more skeletonized handle.
Someone mentioned coming from Blade forums to here. I made a similar journey and must say I'm constantly amazed when people bash going light because it isn't safe when they or someone else on their forum is praised for going into the woods with a knife, some flint, a wool blanket, and not much else. The only difference I see between some of these bushcraft kits and what many ultralighters carry are choices in material and insulation. The components are often very similar other than that (barring things like a small axe of course).
>We only do that in Europe. We usually buy bread every one or two days (often first thing in the morning), and eat most of it with European cheese and jam at morning tea and lunch times. It doesn't last long, let me assure you!<
That sounds excellent and it sounds like the weight will be carried very close to your center of gravity while it's with you. In your stomach!