Reviewed 12/30/2012 by Billy
-Price Paid: $200.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 1 year
The Dirk, It looks, for a lack of a better word amazing. However I took the dirk into the bush as just a basic tool. Using it for cutting rope mostly, and what ever tasks I may need it for as well as having it as a possible weapon incase of a cougar attack since I live in an area with lots of cougars,wolves and bears, and have encountered all of the above many times at a close distances. I do not bring it with me anymore though as I believe it to be unreliable for most tasks. Just cutting through some card board the piece between the blade and the rosewood handle started coming loose. I'm not sure if the blade is full tang or not and if it is not then I believe it to be a safety issue with that piece coming loose. Also the metal piece on the leather sheath that covers the tip of the blade while sheathed fell off while walking through the bush and posed another safety issue as the tip was sticking out and could easily stab a leg while walking.The dirk came pretty sharp but not shaving sharp or anything but sharp enough to do basic tasks. It feels great in the hand and the rose wood handle looks great. I was a little disappointed due to cold steels reputation for great quality knives and getting my first blade from them and having so many things go wrong. The Dirk now unfortunately sits on display on top of my entertainment center. I have since glued the loose piece of the handle and the metal piece back on the sheath but it is a shame to be just sitting on my tv stand rather than being in use.
Cold Steel, I Hope you get those defects fixed for future buyers of this dirk because I think it could be something really awesome if it is as functional as you advertise.