I have an area that I can get an archery mule deer tag, it's a good hunt right up till the states gun season.
It's a fall back for me and have hunted the tag 4 times. If I find myself short on hunts I pull the tag and go...
I looked up the "cub" I am not familiar with Knives of Alaska. However assuming they know how to treat D2, I dont think your missing anything. Meaning that spec wise, materials and weighy... it's a wash.
Unless you want another knife...well then that's reason enough.
The good. Lots of value. Quaility, material and fit and finish is on par with other custom knife makers, its priced very fair for what it is( I own about 200 customs so I have a handle on what they run).
It is very lite weight* for comparison it's about half the weight of an EESE azula.
It's very rare that I have to re shim a bow. So it's a one time job for me.
With that in mind I take the bow all the way down. By doing so it makes pulling the axels shining and replacing everything way easier.