Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, None
Great modern take on the stiletto
I use this product as part of my edc rotation, as well as a collection piece. I'd never owned a stiletto style knife before, and instead of starting out with a really expensive Frank B. or something, I decided to go with this one. With modern materials (the AUS-8A in this knife has much better properties than the steels used in traditional stilettos) and a tip up pocket clip, (as well as it not being an auto, which is illegal where I live) , this knife was much more ideal for edc. The only downsides are the pocket clip and thumb stud are non-swappable (I'm not a leftie so it's not a big deal) and that they made a weird decision to face the sharp side of the quillion without jimping towards your thumb in a sabre grip, where it really digs in and takes away from the otherwise fairly ergonomic design. One more thing is that the shallow grind on this knife kind of takes away from it's slicing ability (although oh does come shaving sharp out of box) Otherwise this is a great product. Keep it up Cold Steel!