Each Model Has Its Pros and Cons
I love knives. There is no denying it or any use to fight it. Each model has its pros and cons and serves a purpose. Of course there are some types that are a staple like a fillet or a good skinning knife. But for me, when it comes to the everyday carrying knives, I like options and believe you can not have enough.
For awhile I’ve been having an itch for a new folding knife that I can carry for work. With the ever changing rules and regulations in the workplace, it’s becoming more difficult to carry a tool that’s comfortable to wear and yet still suits your needs at work without being questioned by the company if you’re being compliant.
In high school I was introduced to cold steel. Fast forward to today, I now have numerous types. The Recon was my go to model for years. I carried it everyday to work for over a decade and it still one of my favorites. However with changing times, it was drawing unwanted attention. Even though it was completely compliant for work. The appearance must have been a different story. As always follow the rules and regulations of the company, local and state laws!
It yields a 4″ black coated blade while wearing a G10 scales, practically indestructible but turning impracticable for work. So after keeping an eye out, I came across the Bush Ranger Lite. A 3 1/2″ silver blade with olive green scales. A definite change in appearance.
Shorter, Lighter and Compact
A little shorter, lighter and compact but after using the “heft” of the Recon, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. Here we are 6 months later and it’s still sharp and going strong. Overall the function and smoothness has earned a permanent place, at least for now, in my pocket as my work knife.
As a side note, my Recon is the original model which they changed the lock to a stronger Triad lock. It is a spear point with a 50/50 serration. More reviews on the Bush Ranger Lite….
Until next time.
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