Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Recon Tanto Fixed 7" VG-1
I received my knife today. (Aug. 09-17) When I opened it I was prepared to be disappointed in one way or another. I have received other Cold Steel products that I was not totally happy with, so I thought I would not be happy in one way or another with this product as I'm a pretty picky guy....ok, very picky...especially that I bought it on sale. I was happy with my purchase. I was worried that it would be heavy, uncomfortable, cheaply made on some respect or another, but I was wrong. I was very happy with the knife and happy with the price and service from knifecenter.com. I think that the knife being made in Japan adds a little quality in my mind compared to some other places of manufacture. The knife has no visible flaws that I can see...it is straight and well balanced. Knife balance point is about one half inch from guard. The sheath works very well and is as described. Knife was very sharp from box for a factory edge, but I will work on it a little to make it deadly sharp. VG1teel has a high carbon content and I think I'll be able to make this knife scary. I intend to put this knife through some hard work.So in short, I am very happy with this purchase. full marks to KnifeCenter. I am considering buying another as I was so pleased with this one.