Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Handle Material, None
good knife, but could be better
Wow, this knife looks impressive, but it has some imperfections. On the plus side, with the wood and stainless steel, this is a really showy piece of knife for the money. It has a high profile clip for easy deployment. All that classy and manly style has nowhere to hide when you carry it! The handle is beefy and perfect for large size hands. It has a deep groove for the index finger, so no worries about it slippy during hard use. The blade was pleasantly sharp, and the whole thing just has the right heft and feel to be adequate for hiking, camping, or light combat. On the down side, the imperfections make it not EDC material for everyone. For one the pocket clip should expose less of the knife from the pocket for proper EDC... you don't want to advertise or have it slip out! The metal protrudes from the wood slightly and bothers the hand if using it a lot. The wood has a slight varnish smell if putting your nose up close to it. Hopefully that will fade away, but I'm making sure to wash my hands after using it for now. My biggest complaint is that the blade length is mis-advertised. Yes, it actually measures 3.20 inches from tip of the handle to tip of the blade! This is a slight problem in the state where I live, but like I said, it is not EDC material, so I won't be carrying it everywhere.. I just wish that I could. I would gladly pay another $50 if they could improve on this knife. I'm still happy that I bought it, and will be using/carrying it occasionally.