Pros: Handle Material, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Materials
Lost its edge and it won't come back
For the money, the knife is a decent value. Though, let's be real, $120 isn't going to get you much when you know that there are $500 Bowie's out there in super steel that are that price for a reason. I've got a Fallkniven H1 in 3G and there is simply no comparison. I have brought this knife along on all my camping trips, and while it is a good chopper due to weight, knots will put a hurtin' on this blade. After my first trip with it, I had done a fair amount of chopping, and the blade had numerous nicks in it. I sent it back to Cold Steel for their "professional" sharpening, and while it came back nick free, it couldn't cut through a piece of paper, couldn't shave a single hair off my arm, and with quite a lot of pressure on my finger, won't even start to cut my skin. Too bad. Then I read about the fact that these used to be made in the US, but now they are made in Taiwan and the quality has simply gone down hill. I had to agree. Just a useless knife in my closet now. I'm buying the Fallkniven NL2 and will enjoy a truly hand crafted blade. I'm over Cold Steel and won't buy another cheap Taiwanese, mass produced product from them again.