Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cold Steel Bird and trout Knife.
THis is a great little lightweight specialty knife. It came razor sharp out of the pack. WHen the handle ring is placed around the little finger it becomes instantly usable, user friendly and easily clasped in the palm. I have used it a couple of times in the field to gut fish for which it did a great job, and i have used it on domestic fowl, with equal satisfaction. THe ability to dangle it off the finger when not required then swing it back into action instantly instaead of having to look under feathers and viscera as for usual used knives is priceless. The sheath holds it firmly and when hung around the neck keeps it instantly available with no discomfort. It won't replace my belt knife, but for those times when i have forgotten the belt knife, this little wonder comes in very handy. THe one piece stainless unit appears well made and perfect for what it is. WHile the sheath seems solid enough and certainly holds the knife firmly in place, its longevity remains to be tested. If it turns out short lived, it will be easy enough to custom make a similar sheath out of any number of materials. I am happy to give it 8/10.