Pros: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Worth a lot more than $20
I was looking for a light duty outdoor knife, something that I could keep in my backpack as a spare or perhaps the glove box of my truck. Stainless steel is a good choice for a knife like that, as is a Kydex or plastic sheath and rubberized handle. When I saw this one on the website it seemed ideal, even the name sounded good; Western Hunter. The description almost made me walk away though as it says the knife is from "Cold Steel's series of kitchen knives". Doesn't look like any knife in my kitchen, or that of anyone else's kitchen I've ever been in, so I figured for only $20 you can't go wrong. Turns out to be one heckuva a value.I've grown immune to product descriptions that say things like "comes razor sharp!", because rarely is that the case. This time it's accurate though as the edge is extremely sharp. The knife is very light weight and the blade is quite thin - less than an 1/8" - yet it doesn't feel flimsy. The spine thins to a very acute point, which is good for piercing. It doesn't look as though it would stand up to much abuse however as it gets really thin at the very end. Mine is just a touch off center as well.The sheath has a slight relief cut at the top so when the knife is fully inserted it helps to create a snug fit. There's a drain hole in the tip. The rubber on the handle feels like it's an over-mold on top of something not at all pliable, but the combination works well as it is both grippy and secure feeling.Only real drawbacks I see are the spine does not have an aggressive 90 degree angle, so you can't use it for scraping anything (ferro rod, wood shavings, etc). That's a big loss for me. The edge grind isn't totally even either; on one side it goes all the way to the ricasso, while on the other it stops about 1/4" short.