Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Sheath, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Good idea, bad execution
There are a few specific reasons to have a knife like this and past that, there will always be a better option. An out the front design that requires a sheath is only needed where space is limited and a compact size is needed, otherwise a fixed blade is easier to deploy and most likely stronger. The design fails immediately because when mounted with the belt clip it sticks out over an inch and tends to catch on things. It is like wearing a little brick on your belt. The sheath clip is heavy, will not mount easily to a MOLLE system, pack, vest, or harness strap (unless they are thin), and the whole thing rattles. While the handle is contained, its stored profile does not allow for a grip on the handle while deploying. You have to use 2-3 fingers to pull it out and the grip the handle to get it off the deploying knob. This isn't easy with gloves or in a cold/wet situation. When pulling the knife out of the sheath and deploying the blade, the knife does not smoothly come off the knob and has to be lifted slightly to get it to release. It usually doesn't matter how long it takes to resheath a knife but deploying it should be smooth and simple. Not the case here. I ended up removing the belt clip and mounting the sheath under the steering post on a rescue craft. The knife itself is good, but you have to put up with a bad deployment system to use it.