Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use
Cold Steel Pro-Lite
I use my knives for everyday purposes, be it outdoor or industrial applications, and own a lot of them. My new Pro-Lite is definitely a trophy among the rest. The blade holds an edge well, and is easy to maintain an edge on. The tanto design makes piercing easy, and the flat long edge make cuts quick without any exaggerated wrist movement. The thumb stud makes opening convenient, though it does not have spring assisted opening. Additional relief in the handle behind the thumb stud would really improve opening.The lock is solid... I feel confident that the blade is not going to accidentally close with this lock.It has a positive engagement, and no slack movement. It is a bit stiff to disengage, but that is a fair trade for absolute safety. The handle is comfortable, light, strong, and the through hole makes the addition of a wrist strap or lanyard easy (especially if using out on the water).The pocket clip is sound, and is ambidextrous. Overall, this is a great knife for the money. Having over 100 different knives, this is my new daily carry. I definitely recommend it...