Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great EDC knife
I have the 300-1 and this model, I like both equally, the flipper is odd to use at first if your use to the "normal" made flipper, as the detent is not as secure as most flippers, not that the blade opens unexpectedly, but once you change your deployment style slightly and get the muscle memory down it becomes second nature quickly. I have chubby medium size hands and fits me like a glove (most finger grooved handles do not) for reference I can almost get 4 finger grip on mini griptilian. These models have earned a spot in my EDC rotation for sure, like them enough to buy multiples as they will be discontinued one day I'm sure. Mine all have perfect blade centering, very sharp edges, symmetrical grinds, perfect fit and finish, smooth as glass pivots with NO blade play, locks are tight as a drum on all. I myself do not feel they are too bulky or heavy, little more then some of same size but considering the beefy build (blade stock thick for normal Benchmade models of same size) I think it's more then acceptable. The blade shape is a great utilitarian blade with good belly and high flat grind. My only hesitation to recommend is the handle size, as I would suggest holding one before buying if possible as this design does not allow a great grip with many different hand sizes I my opinion, other than that....excellent knife.