Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Best bang for your bucks you are likely to find in this price range.
Just received my OSS and it exceeded my expectations for such a cheap knife. Both sides of the blade are razor sharp. The blade somehow feels even lighter than advertised, and the sub-hilt kraton handle feels extremely ergonomic and secure in the hand. The kraton is highly frictional and waterproof, vibration damping, impact resistant, insulated from heat and electricity, as well as cushioning for improved ergonomics. I highly suggest paracord-ing the sheath to allow for rapid one-handed draws from any horizontal carry position. As with all cold steel sheaths, if the sheath is too tight for you all you have to do is throw your OSS in the washing machine with your laundry. Remove it before you put your clothes in the dryer, then wipe your knife off and let your knife and sheath dry in the sun. This will expand the sheath by a millimeter or two, making your draw effortless without compromising the sheath's ability to retain the weapon. I also highly recommend adding an adjustable paracord lanyard to the handle because although the sub-hilt handle feature is great, there is a whole there for a reason. Was going to order another one but decided I will order two in order to get that free shipping. The only thing that I don't like is that the finish is almost a mirror finish and therefore reflects light. It would be awesome if it came in black but you cannot win them all. Sincerely, an unkown but active operator.