Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Sheath, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Just received this knife today, so this is an initial impression, not a performance review.Fit and finish on this knife is very good. The action is smooth and locks up tight. The texture on the scales provides good gripping surface without being abusive to hands or clothing, if you decided to carry it in a pocket instead of the belt pouch. Although, it would be a bit bulky for pocket carry. The belt pouch appears very sturdy. I kind of wish the area for releasing the liner lock was not flush with the frame, but stood around a little bit. Dual thumb studs are large. Aids in blade deployment, but hinders sharpening.The handle is 0.86" at it's thickest point and mine weighs 6.5 ozs. for the knife alone. The contour to the scales combined with the thickness gives a very good feel in the hand.It arrived usably sharp, although the tip was just not quite pointy. I always have to resharpen new knives to suit myself, so the problem was fixed.All in all, I'm pleased with the quality of the knife and don't anticipate performance issues.