Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Great value, easily modified
The cold steel G.I. Tanto is a full tang piece of high carbon steel. Mine came very sharp and with a Securex (kydex) scabbard. Sheath is nice, knife is a no-frills utilitarian tanto design open to modifications by the end user which is my reason for purchasing it. The price was too low to pass it up. I couldn't find much information online about the cutting edge length, so if anyone else is curious: Sharpened cutting edge is 6" long False top edge, easily sharpened if desired This can be reshaped to be nearly identical to the Australian HH Tanto if one wishes, or shaped into a clip point Bowie not unlike the SRK. I purchased it mainly for utility use and when I become bored or find it no longer useful, I can change it to suit me. As a side note, the sheath secures the blade by clamping down behind the finger guards. Some reviews complained about the scabbard not releasing the knife. As with most kydex or hard plastic sheaths, scabbards or holsters, just put your thumb on the sheath at the edge and push down and the knife pops right out.