Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
A good looker and it "walks and talks"
I'll give this one a 5, I bought it as a partner to my Bear Peanut. This one seems a bit higher quality than the Peanut; nothing wrong with the 'nut, just that it's a "working class" knife without "keep it in the drawer" pretensions.The 3.5" locking worker has excellent fit and finish on the scales and bolsters, with a high polish I didn't expect and will feel bad about scratching. The Rosewood is nicely polished and contoured -- better than my Peanut.The fit on the back isn't quite as perfect; like other Bear knives, you can tell it's hand made and that's just fine. This one also "walks and talks" with firm clicks as the blade is opened. It locks tightly and the blade and length is very useful -- not too long, not too short. Bottom line is that, like all Bear knives, this one is a good bargain. I'd even call it an exceptional bargain as you get more than you expected.