Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Works fine after a little tweeking
I usually put medium blue loctite of the screw threads of my knives, and I did on the two Kershaw Spoilers I bought here. I had to work some to get the blades re-centered, which may frustrate some if they do not have the process down. It involves loosening the pivot and scales, moving the blade (toward where you want it to move when closed, away from where you want it moved when open) and holding the blade while tightening the scales. Also, either cover the blade or wear protective gloves. Anyway, my Kershaw Spoilers are perfectly centered, open and close easily and lock open solid with no blade play in any direction.Lock engagement is early and solid.I have medium large hands and the ergonomics are excellent for all grips. The knife depends on the speed safe for detent, and the ball on the lock does not engage a hole in the blade. I don't remember if I saw a hole when I had it apart. That means it must stay assisted. My knives will not shake open. The assisted open is not very snappy, but the lock engages each time. I prefer the thumb stud over the flipper for speed. The blade is hollow ground except for the tip, which is strengthened with a flat grind. The liners are thick and the standoffs are wide hour glass shaped. The G10 scales are textured, but not a pocket destroyer. The pocket clip is reversible for right/left tip up, but it does not grab my pocket very securely.. it is adequate and no more (more an issue with the scales than the clip).