Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Older sheath was better
First things first - this is not a high dollar survival knife. I have a Robert Parrish one piece hollow handle, I'll make you a good deal on it, $1,000.The Cold Steel Bushman is what we call a "bush knife" or a "bush craft knife". You can dig, cop, whittle, slice, hack, stab, split and shave with it but for $20, don't expect it to come with a Jimmy Lyle sheath or Chris Reeves monolithic construction. I've had a couple of them, the older sheath was better, it was a simple fitted, riveted leather tube, you could make one for $10-15 and a trip to Tandy Leather.The grip is slick, I solved that problem by tying a loop of 550 cord through the lanyard hole roughly the length of the handle, I slip my hand through it when I'm doing something that might cause my hand to slip forward, the loop prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. I stuck a rubber cork in the handle near the blade and filled the handle with useful goodies like life boat matches inside a Ziploc bag. A tiny piece of duct tape has kept the Ziploc bag in place since I stuck it in there years ago.I keep one in the bug out bag in my truck and have carried one shoved in my rifle man's bag as part of my field kit for years. You can't beat out for the money and it makes great trade material down range.