Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
This is a well build knife. I have other cold steel knives and this is my go to knife. This is also my go to over any of my other knives for that matter. I use the AD-10 as my EDC and it replaced my Spartan as my EDC. It just fits much better in my pocket. Its really not that much smaller is size then a Spartan but it just happens to be the perfect size. As with any or most cold steel knives it came very sharp. The build quality is solid and I have not found any play between the blade and the handle. I did put a bit of oil on mine within the pivot point but I tend to do this with all of my folders. Also I trust the lock more then other brands. It makes it seem more of a fixed blade when in use. The knife opens very smooth and the lock snaps into place nicely. The lock is tight but I am just fine with that and I can still close the knife with one hand. The handle provides a nice grip and the clip is much wider then my other knives.