Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
I lost my usual hack & slash, prior to my bugout trip this weekend--so I stopped at my favorite local knife supplier. To my surprise... they had this knife, in stock, at $49! I snatched it up and rolled out. The knife absolutely passed it's first 3-day test in the woods. I built shelter, a suspended log bed, a table, and a bench--with a backrest. All the items were built to hold 4 grown men, so I used pretty hefty timber. This knife handled some serious "logging", as well as opening soup cans (really just wanted to test the steel), cutting para cord, and cleaning fish. Out of the box, this knife had an insanely sharp edge. Even after all my cutting & such, this knife retained a pretty decent edge. It feels very well balanced, and the handle was very tacky (no slipping when wet/sweaty). I was very hard on this knife, since it was so modestly priced. For the price & quality, I'm absolutely going to buy another. After having used it as I have, I'd suggest they increase their asking price. This one performs as well, or better than many of my blades which cost me 4 or more times the money. I'm notoriously hard on equipment, abs I'm very satisfied with this C10.