Pros: Lock Type, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Not a good EDC
I'm using this on my key chain but I'm looking for a replacement now after using it for about a year. Using it to open letters is awkward. The blade is too short to do slicing cuts. So sharpen it up sharper than it came from the factory and do a push cut, but the paper gets caught up on the thumb stud. Cutting small rope or twine seemed difficult because of the blade shape, had to make many passes and dulls quickly. You can get a fine edge on the blade, but it won't hold. For heavier cutting tasks like a box the blade dulled after one pass and subsequent cuts were difficult. This leads to the next problem. When cutting gets difficult, the handle is uncomfortable on the hand. Lastly, the AUS 8 steel isn't very corrosion resistant. Mine developed rust after only a couple weeks use from carrying in my pocket. Wish this was made in more options with choice of blade steel and handle materials. VG-10 blade steel would be a good start. Even with titanium and G-10, 2.5 ounces is heavy for its size. But then, again, the ergonomics of the thing are not good, so it doesn't matter.