Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Talk about a great little knife
My search for a small folder had finally ended. This thing is small enough and light enough that I don't notice it's in my pocket until I need it. It is incredibly sharp, and after some practice, it is easy to open with one hand, even with my fat thumb. And on the fat fingers note, this knife is easy to handle despite it's size. Significant effort is required to unlock the blade but that's fine with me. I like that the ground edge stops far short of the pivot making it really hard to accidentally cut yourself if not being careful while closing the blade. Quite a few reviews complained about the super sharp edges all over the steel parts, and while I agree they are sharp, I don't mind because for one thing they aren't sharp enough to cut skin, and for another thing, they can be useful for scraping, essentially adding to the longevity of the ground edge. Other people complained about the weird pointed pivot end of the handle when the blade is closed. I haven't noticed it being a problem and I have had this thing in my pocket 24/7 for two weeks. It would be very easy to take off with a mill file and some 600 grit if it was just too much to bear. Overall, I'd say Cold Steel hit a home run with this little cutter.