Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Very good everyday knife
I have bought this knife after I had seen a review about it online. The knife is offered at a very fair price here. The quality is very good: the knife opens and closes smoothly and the linerlock works just fine. I especially enjoy to have two options to open the folder with only one hand: there is an oval deployment hole for your thumb and a flicker that serves as a gard while the blade is open which works very well and is a great idea. I often use the knife for carving wood when I am outdoors. It is very sharp. I don't have the knife for very long, so I can't tell yet how easy it will be to sharpen it. The size and weight of the knife is just perfect for me: it is very comfortable to hold and I really like to take it with me when I go to the woods or on a day-hike. For longer hikes, however, I tend to take a Swiss folding knife with more than one tool with me since these provide more options for the same weight. My Buck Vantage Select weighs in at 112g (3.95oz) which is slightly more than advertised but absolutely no problem for me. You can easily remove the pocket clip if you don't need it to reduce the weight a little bit but I don't feel disturbed by it and won't remove it. Greetings from Switzerland.