"Note: I also reviewed the $30 orange G10 Primos knife, I can't review it twice so this is an update to that review as well as a review of this knife. I had the Primos for a few weeks, and I was very happy with it. It was holding up to my praises which you can read in my review of it. There were no issues, I was cutting every chance I could with it, nothing very hard and nothing that put much load on the knife. It was a good $30 spent! Until today, the lock failed on me and just barely avoided slicing my digits good! I went to cut a plastic container and when I went to stab through it, the blade half closed. I thought I just didn't open it all the way, so I opened it back up and went back at it, and it happened again. I wasn't sure why, so I lifted the knife and closed/reopened it, I tried the blade and it felt solid. I tapped it good on the edge of my desk and snap - the blade against where my fingers would have been if I wasn't holding it in an open handed position. Upon inspection I discovered that the square edge of the blade back had sheared, and became angled. Therefor no lock retention anymore. I had no notice of this, up until then the lock was working fine and there was no play in the knife at all. All screws were tight and I wasn't misusing the knife. I read other reviews of it and heard of different faults, with people saying that's what you get from a $30 knife that seems to be worth much more. I'm not sure if this will happen to another one of these knives, but I decided I didn't want another one. It seems like a well made knife and there were no faults until this happened. Maybe I got a cheap batch of steel or something. It is a lighter knife for a 3.25" blade at 3.6oz I think, but I didn't think strength was compromised. I still think it's a good knife, but you should be aware of a possible weakness. Maybe no one else will have this issue, but I know when I buy a folder I don't want to go gentle on it because of a weak lock system.
Now on to the "Mossy Oak" folder! I checked the CT website to see what knife I wanted in return, for straight edge folders only comparable to the Primos. There are comparable knives with serrations but I didn't look at them. A personal preference thing. Note: I'm in the $30 - $40 range because they are just the right size knife I think, about 3 - 5oz, 2.5 - 3.5" blade. Any cheaper and the knives tend to be smaller or lacking somewhere, anymore was more than I wanted to spend for a knife of that size or too big for what I wanted. I wanted an EDC medium sized folder, for anything more/outdoors I have a Ka Bar BK7. Others like the Primos for $30 to $40 were the SOG Fielder $35, Buck Vantage $35, Buck Lux $35, and "Mossy Oak folding knife" $40. The Fielder was my first choice because of very good reviews and larger blade size. Either Buck second and the "Mossy Oak" third because of its lack of a brand info and poor website picture. Well turns out I got my last choice, because the CT I was at (Antigonish NS) didn't have the SOG, they had the others and in person the "Mossy Oak" looked great and had a longer blade than the Bucks. Turns out it is Ruko brand, a good company that's been around for about 50 years. Check out their website for more info. Here are my first impressions: Very good! Slightly heavier and more solid feeling than the Primos. Very nice opening/locking feel (hopefully I don't jinx myself this time) and quality feeling design overall. It has screws not rivets, which is an important plus. Black coated blade (Teflon?) looks very nice and the camo looks great as well. The rubberized scales feel great on the metal, and are solid. It has a great feel to it, and very good handling position. It has dual thumb stud opening, the blade has a firm opening/closing action which is a good thing for safety and a solid feel. Note: the knife has no lanyard hole, and no pocket clip. It comes with a very nice matching camo nylon belt sheath. If you wanted you could drill a lanyard hole, there looks to be possible spots. I wish it had a pocket clip, but I will see how it goes. Overall it seems to be a solid quality feeling knife (more so than the Primos) in all aspects. If I end up switching to a different one for some reason you will see my review of it! Lets hope not :P. Thanks for reading, hope you found this useful!"