Pros: Materials, Included Tools, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Simply the best edc
I keep buying "cooler" knives, but keep carrying this one - for pushing thirty years. It has done light carpentry and woodworking, car repair, electrical, food prep., and of course cut string and rope and opened lots of envelopes and packages - the smaller screwdriver blade fits most phillips screws. I keep it sharp, and have honed it on paper to almost razor sharpness. One bad thing: the main blade, which is thicker than most red Swiss army knives, DOES NOT LOCK. So a person learns to be careful. There are things this knife won't do, or won't do very well: it's not a hatchet or axe; it's not a fixed-blade hunting knife; it's a poor weapon (and it does not lock). And it's only sexy to people who really understand what knives are for. But for all-the-time useful and usable pocket carry it's the only reasonable knife out there - which of course is why lots of folks won't buy it.