Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
IN CLOSING !
I'm a COLD STEEL fanatic! Given the thought put into thier blades. I'm never disappointed with thier products. The same can be said about KNIFE CENTERS' service. THANK YOU. That said, I have to say that the instructions for closing the blade trouble me. There is an unnecessary risk for injury if you grasp the handle while manipulating the lock as was recommended. May I suggest to grasp the top of the blade (unsharpened side) with one hand. Then use your forefinger (pointer) on the other hand to pull the ring on the locking mechanism while using the thumb to push the handle closed. There's no undo exposure to the blade and complete control of its closure. (JUST A SUGGESTION) I don't play with knives. They're tools. I look at a blade to see that it functions and will work as I need it to; then I put it away until utilized. This knife came "shave sharp" out of the box. It was sturdy and has a strong lock. I don't like to snap a blade shut to save the number of times I have to touch them up. I have a few blades suited for whatever occasion. I find when I need an EDC blade for the inside pocket of a good suit. Its very light weight and slim profile makes it a good choice. The only thing keeping me from giving it a five (5) happens to be the instructions to close the thing. Otherwise,the blade itself rates a five. Even though It looks like an old fashioned knife. It's feather light. It's razor sharp out the box an sturdy as hell. It's COLD STEEL QUALITY for a few bucks. Thanks fo a good deal.