Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Solid Overall Product
I don't review knives often, so I'm going to try and just focus on what I think is important in a pocket knife. -Is it safe?Very. The locking pin keeps the blade firmly secured between the handles, and locks the knife into the open position as well. Provided one doesn't try to do more than they're capable of (tricks and such) this is one of the safest pocket knives you can carry.-Is it resilient?D2 tool steel makes for one heckuva tough blade. That said, this is a very small, thin blade. It's definitely not a heavy duty tool, but it's more than strong enough to handle day-to-day carrying duties.-Is it pretty?Even prettier than the pictures. The jeweled liners really add a sophisticated touch to an already great looking knife. A good "gentlemen's" every-day carry.-Is it sharp?Almost stupidly so.-Is it well-made?This is the only complaint I have about the product. It may only be my individual knife, but the fit isn't as flawless as the dozen other Benchmade knives I lovingly carry. There is a little bit of perpendicular play in the handles, but I suppose that's to be expected with a Bali Song. However, there are also several pins that are not fully secured into the handles and pocket clip. There are no functional issues, but it does seem like, for once at least, Benchmade may have slacked off when putting the knife together, at least a little bit.All in all, it's a fantastic knife, and excellent value. The final fit leaves a little bit to be desired, especially from Benchmade, but this may be an individual issue and not a design flaw. I'd recommend it to anyone, though those with larger hands may want to consider the 51, since this is a rather petite knife.