Counterfeit Product Recieved!
I received a fake. Unfortunately it has been many months since I ordered it. The one I received has a different serration pattern than the one pictured. On cold steel's website it shows the difference very clearly. I am disappointed not by the quality of the blade itself (still satisfactory), but by the fact that Knifecenter has sold me a product that is misrepresented. The picture used is authentic, but the blade I got had less points on the serrations which is a direct indicator of a counterfeit product. I'm not angry, nor will I be a pest and launch a smear campaign of Knifecenter. However, I will be more cautious in the future, and that may mean I will have to buy knives from other sources. I recommended Knifecenter to friends and acquaintances, and now I am second-guessing those recommendations. Knifecenter was the only place I trusted to do business with on the basis of many things like customer service, shipping speed, and pricing, but now I just don't know... I still have the confirmation email, but that was back in August and I really don't want to pay return shipping and waste time packing this thing up over $20.
Knifecenter Note: This item is not a fake. Cold Steel, as well as other companies, will have in-line changes to their products from time to time. We are a very large retailer of Cold Steel products and buy directly from them.