The folding hunter is an iconic knife design that almost every knife company has tried to mimic. But instead of making a carbon copy of the classic 110, Cold Steel decided to forgo tradition and make a folding hunter that’s modern and better.

The result is the Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter.

Cold Steel skips the tired clip-point blade profile of the other folding hunters and opts for a drop-point blade, a profile Bob Loveless popularized for its versatility as a hunter.

Its 3.5-inch blade uses premium S35VN steel with a bead-blasted finish and a full-flat grind. It essentially makes the Ultimate Hunter a folding version of Bob Loveless’ beloved fixed-blade hunter.

This version comes with black scales, but it’s also available in orange scales that boast better visibility in the field.

The contoured G-10 handle scales conform nicely to the hand, even when conditions are wet and slippery.

Like any good folding hunter, you’ll want a lock you can bet your fingers on, and the Tri-Ad locking mechanism is one of the strongest around.

It has a solid weight of 4.9 ounces and an ambidextrous pocket clip for left or right tip-up carry.

When it comes to premium folding hunters, it’s hard to find a better option than the Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter. It’s so good, it was on the verge of the 10 best Cold Steel knives.