Posted by Blacktm
Detail: The detail on this skin isn't particularly amazing, Why do I say this? Well the camo just seems over done, it's practically every where apart from the silver connector, which separates the handle from the blade.
Also although I won't knock a lot of points off, since the end result is fairly nice. Camoflague weapons sadly are very easy to do now days, I've just discovered a camo pattern photoshop plugin.
Originality: Tied in with the last part of detail Camo weapons aren't very original any more sadly, it's been done a heck of a lot. Camo smgs, camo soldiers, camo heavy weapon guys, camo scatterguns etc.
You get my point, it's not very original any more. Sadly it's only going to get worse, unless people discover a new type of camouflage. OR invent their own, which looks good.
Texture: Moving on, it seems you've normal mapped the camo patterns, which gives a odd effect. I'm not sure if you was going for that, since it looks like you wanted to normal map the handle which is very well done.
Normal mapping + Phong shading = pure win.
Lastly, I would improve it by removing the camo on the blade it self, or tone it down a bit. It kind of gives the impression that you opened up the vtf, and wrapped the camo pattern around it although the handle states otherwise.
WOAH! that is the most fantastic assessment ever!