I've never understood the Cold Steel hate. I currently own the following CS products: - Military Classic - love the style, wish I could afford the Randall original, but this will be close enough. Didn't have it more than a week or so before I cut off the upper guard, I can't stand blades with upper guards. Sharp as heck. - Two Voyager mid-size tanto blade pocket knives. They were my go-to pocket knives until I lost them .... - SRK, this used to be my go-to knife when camping until it got replaced with my Becker Desert Crewman (which got replaced with a Gerber LMF-II (sorry Ethan!), which got replaced with a Gerber Prodigy, which got replaced with my ESEE-4). Great knife, strong as heck and sharp. I'd depend on it anywhere. - Master Hunter, never got to use it much, especially now that I have the ESEE-4. The blade is sharp and it feels good in my hand, so I'll keep it. - One of their African machete's. What a POS. I bought two at the same time, one for me, one for a friend (RIP Randy). Both had the crappiest steel I've ever seen on a blade, even worse than most China-crap. I don't even know where it is anymore, nor do I care.