Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Material, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight
I bought this knife as i needed a good (American Made) usable folding. i was set on benchmade and kershaw and this benchmade HK was the one. The packaging is large and handsome, knife comes contained inside bubble-wrap inside the paperboard box. when you remove the bubble-wrap you will find a nice sleek microfiber or silk black HK carrying bag. the knife is extremely lightweight but the "Grivory" feels ok good and durable quality. i think the hole opening system on the blade is the very best blade deployment system there is. you can knock this badboy out of the handle faster than most switchblades and there is a silent but confirming click. no blade movement, the lock is sturdy but i dont know if it could last Against serious hard use like chopping treebranches. the blade steel is Austrian AUS8 which is a premium stainless. it sharpens easy and lasts pretty long. good serrations, this knife is totally worth 48 bucks. my only complaint is that the handle/grip is made entirely of plastic, no metal frame or anything. IM guessing HK decided to do this to save weight and since the button-lock doesnt require a frame to hold onto. I do recommend this knife as a EDC, camping, hunting, just everyday-small use knife. mine cuts plastic, leather, and rope like butter.