Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Excellent EDC/moderate use work knife
Excellent EDC/moderate use work knife. I use it for daily tasks as a heavy equipment technician. The knife is very light in your hand, and has excellent grip with the G10 scales, even when wet or oily. Blade shape and grind are fantastic, with S30V to back it up. The compression lock is quite functional, and slightly addicting. It is essentially a liner lock, but on the opposite side(top) of the blade. It allows you to easily open and close the knife with one hand, without changing the position of the knife. The cut out is large enough to unlock the blade with gloves on. The jimping on the spine and forward choil are excellent for control. I considered this model over the full military because it has a four way reversible clip(although it's still on the list), and is slightly more EDC friendly. It is slightly large in the pocket as the handle is quite thick, but makes up for it in weight. I would be hesitant to pry or chisel with this blade(I know that's not what it's meant for, it happens), the FFG produced a very fine tip which is great for piercing and cutting. The handle is also quite large for the size of the blade, but I have large hands and it helps cut down on fatigue when using the knife for extended periods, especially with gloves on. No blade play, perfect centering, excellent deployment and lock up. One of my favourites.