Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
Nice concealable EDD (everyday defense) blade
I carry this knife every day, with a variety of attire -- from street casual to business casual -- mostly inside the waistband. It is very comfortable; neither the fit or weight interferes or distracts. I was curious as to why the sheath is so wide until I remembered that the piece was designed to work with Blackhawk's tactical holsters and other tactical gear. I almost wish there were a strip of Kraton on the finger side of the grip, but otherwise, this knife offers a comfortable grip in either a saber or reverse orientation. The blade terminates in an intimidating tanto tip which will have no problem piercing fabrics, leathers, or flesh. The edge wasn't shaving-sharp out of the box, but I'm not one to hold that against the blade or the manufacturer of any knife. After all, knife owners should be able to sharpen their blades, and not rely on factory sharpening and hope it lasts for a while. The blade locks solidly in its sheath, with no rattle. The carry options are the features that really convinced me to purchase the knife, as there are many. Though I feel this knife should be priced a little lower due to the materials used (if I pay over $50 for a blade, I expect a more organic handle material -- at least G10), I see no reason this piece couldn't fill its intended role in anyone's lifestyle.