I just recently received a catalog from Cold Steel. In it, I can't help but to notice the ridiculously affordable "Covert Action Tanto (CAT)".
I have never heard of of "43% glass filled Zytel nylon", and was wondering how such a material usually measures up.
Would this be a good knife as an all around utility knife (keeping in mind that the uses would mostly be light to mid-duty, such as cutting ropes, opening boxes, cutting tape, etc). Also, can this material be easily sharpened, and how are its edge-holding capabilities. I presently carry a Buck-type folder (made for Sears), and I would like the convenience of a fixed-blade, as I wouldn't have to try to open it with one hand. Carrying my Ka-Bar USMC knife is probably not too practical ;-).
One last thing, the catalog clearly has "Not for sale in Canada" under this item. I've gone through the Canadian criminal code, and see no restriction on the material of knives (the other tantos don't have such a restriction, so the material is the only thing I can see). Does anyone know why that is (I'll probably order from a mail order place anyway).
Thanks in advance for all your help,