Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Lock Type
Better pray that nothing goes wrong with your knife.
I picked one of these up when they were new. After only 3 months of EDC and not single thing cut with it, the lock started exhibiting weird behavior, slipping, allowing vertical and slight horizontal blade play. I contacted Mr. Brous and he told me send the knife in to be repaired. It's been over a year now and no sign of my knife. I've contacted Mr. Brous many times concerning this issue. It took about 4 -emails over a month's span to get an answer and when I finally did, he asked me which knife I had sent in!! I told him that it was Silent Soldier flipper and he apologized to me telling me that he would have it in the mail that Monday. After 3 weeks had passed I contacted Mr. Brous again and asked where my knife was - no response. Again, another e-mail - no response. I posted a Facebook message asking where my knife was and it was deleted. I wrote another e-mail message to him asking about my knife - and do you know what he asked me? "What knife?" - So basically I paid $300 for knife that didn't even last 4 full months, and have been trying like a madman to get back while being stonewalled at very corner. I like his designs, but he's not ready for primetime, and I don't think this knife is either. If you're going to offer an American made product with a lifetime warranty, you'd better be able to offer it. Now I'm out money and a knife. Absolutely a terrible experience. I will never buy another Brousblade in my lifetime. I also don't like how he alludes to them being custom or mid-tech knives when Mr. Brous makes all of his knives in AutoCAD and has them CNCed on his father's machinery. He should be ashamed. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!