From Cold Steel, you get a lot of knife for the money. Two other favorites of mine are the American Lawman, if you want to downsize from the Recon 1, and the Ultimate Hunter, if you want a great outdoor knife.
Yes they do offer a lot for the money. I've only had one with a bad grind out of at least a dozen folders. Maybe a stout lock but that's about it in my experience. I've got CS fixed blades and hawks as well, no problems there either.