I appreciate this thread. Another misconception that I've encountered concerns handle ergonomics. I've seen quite a few comments where someone writes, "Cold Steel folders have ridiculous ergonomics that will cause hot spots during actual use, but people who own Cold Steel folders don't realize it, because they don't actually use them."
I couldn't disagree more. I've used my AK-47, Recon 1 and Voyager XL to do a lot of cutting. I give each of them very high marks for ergonomics and have never had an issue with hot spots. Besides, if I have some really heavy cutting to do, I'll put a glove on anyway, regardless of the knife.
I believe the people who hold this misconception have never bothered to use a Cold Steel folder. Their loss.
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