Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Can't beat it for the price.
First off, you have to understand what this knife is and isn't. This isn't some hardcore survival knife you are going chop down trees to build a shelter with, nor is it intended to do that. (Though it is still very tough) This is a fantastic light-medium duty camp knife. Great for food prep, fish/game cleaning/butchering, whittling sticks by the fire, making tinder etc. You know... knife stuff, not "axe stuff". 4116 Krupp steel is very good for the price, Don't let the word "stainless" fool you, this is not your cheap 440 from china. I put both this, and the Finn Bear thru a lot of use, and both held up better than expected. Keeps an edge and easy to sharpen for a stainless steel. The grip is fantastic. It has wonderful traction even when wet/bloody, and feels great in the hand. The tang extends a millimeter or two past the pommel, which shows that this is indeed a "full tang" blade. As with many Cold Steel knives, it comes very sharp out of the box. Best of all is the weight. It is so light, I forget that it is even on my belt. It makes a wonderful back up blade to stuff in a pack. The sheath is a basic pouch, that will lose a bit of it's "hold" over time. All you need to do is simply squeeze it back every once in awhile. I would also appreciate a larger belt loop, but that isn't a very big deal.