I just polished the edge on a 29 dollar knife. Like most of us, I have owned numerous ZT knives--which never saw the light of day! Finally the disappointment bothered me enough to sell all of them off to greedy clients. The knife below is a Cold Steel Bush Ranger Lite. I'm amazed at what I bought for a such a low cost. The blade is flawless, and the factory bevel was one of the best I've seen. Additionally, I found their "sliding lock" to be useful, and it renders this folder as strong as a fixed blade. If I had a "complaint," it would be the HT. The ricasso clearly states that the alloy is 8Cr13MoV. Yikes, I've polished VG-10 blades that weren't as stiff as this knife! As one contributor stated, he needed a "tool." And this Cold Steel is an excellent tool.