Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
I added this model to my "tactical" collection and it's my second Mantis knife. The knife is well made and solid - has very few machining marks and borders are all well done. The blade style is very unique and obviously has input from Bram Frank in it's design. Because of it's blade, this knife is able to do much more than "cut" and one should obtain the DVD Frank has out on his defensive courses, using this style of blade, to get the most out of this "fighting" knife. In my opinion, the guthook/rescue hook/web-belt-cord cutter on the end of the grip can go - it's not needed and in my opinion takes away from the rest of the design, as far as appearance goes.All in all, a well built, well designed knife that is also really neat to look at and handle! Well worth it's asking price.