I picked up this used on Saturday. Cold Steel Code 4. This is the latest iteration in s35vn. The first thing that struck me with this knife is wow it's super thin. I mean really really thin. It's also relatively light for its size. It's 4.15 oz but feels lighter. 3.5 inch blade. Hollow grind with satin finish. Mine is the spear point. They also make it in a tanto and clip point configuration. In general it feels very sturdy in hand. Handle material is 6061 aluminum 5" in length. Super smooth. Really too smooth actually. It's anodized a gun metal gray color. I had to get used to the feeling of that smooth aluminum. It's slippery, however once you open it it has two large finger grooves that lock your hand in tight. I thought it might still not be grippy enough, (until I watched a video of a guy cut the top off a 55 gallon drum with my knife and no gloves.) It has the Triad lock, which is a very strong lock back design. As all Triad locks, it's super strong but you won't be figit opening this knife like your Spydercos and Benchmades for fun. My girlfriend bought this for me. Gonna give it a go for a while in the pocket and see how it goes. Just messing with it and carrying it for a bit and i can tell you one thing. Im sure this knife can pretty much take any EDC situation you can throw at it. Seems very capable. Also like S35VN under 100.00 dude!! What!! Lol Check it out. Almost forgot to say, I sharpened and stropped it and its scary damn sharp. Like 3 finger sticky (almost get cut just feeling it) sharp. No problem there!
Cold steel has come a long way from the mall ninja. They’ve got got some really nice knives out now with good steel and materials. The triad lock is a proven winner too. Gonna order me a recon 1 soon. Congrats on a cool knife , hope it serves you well