Caleb L. from Jacksonville, FL
My first experience with Cold Steel was less than tolerable, but then my friends talked me into getting one of their more expensive products. SK-5 is similar to American 1080 in composition, so the blade is rather tough for the price. The handle is rather durable for aluminum, and the glass breaker on the end is decent. But one plus about the blade is it actually came with a pretty decent edge. I almost cut myself because I'm used to $50 knives coming with almost no edge, but this is an exception. On a side note though, the handle is rather heavy, or at least a bit heavier than I thought it would be. Overall, a lot better than my last Cold Steel product. The only downside I can find is that it may not be full tang, it seems like it stops after the bottom screw/bolt.