Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
A favourite from beginning to end
Everything about this knife is amazing. I can flick this knife open without following the thumb stud all the way to the opened position, and with no help from a flick of my wrist. It also locks open very solidly for a liner locked knife (snaps across further than most) even though I'm not usually a fan of them. Although It opens quickly, smoothly, and without hassle, it won't open accidentally in your pocket or otherwise. The weight I feel is perfect, and the handle shape and size is good for my XXL size hands. Sure it may not have much grip when wet, but it beats most in that area anyway (I reckon if you complain about the grip of a folding knife when wet you shouldn't be using it for the tasks you are).The pocket clip is one of the more sturdy options I have seen and holds your pocket well, I also really like how you can put it in any of the four places on the knife. I have seen many mixed reviews about aus8 steel, and I have discovered that comparisons seem to be lost between this steel and others. In my day to day use I have found that it holds a better edge than 8cr13mov and 440a but is not quite as good as any of the super steel options such as vg10 and s30v (most testing was done on wood cardboard and a body-board made with foam and plastic). Overall quality was incredible, the blade is perfectly centred and all the materials are flush with no jagged edges (though keep an eye on the spine of the blade it feels like it may be sharp enough to cut something under the right circumstances), I am extremely pleased with this knife.