Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
GREAT OLD TIME KNIFE!
First the knife is sharp right out of the box. Second , the craftsmanship and design is superb. Bear and son uses high quality materials on their steel , liners , and handles. Well worth the price Third , easy old time open ie. One Arm Bandit. After the Civil War many returning vets had lost limbs. This blade was designed to open by a one arm man. Catch the indented blade tip on pants pocket, belt loop, boot heel, etc. and it opens. No assisted open ; no thumb stud. Just like it was in 1866. Fourth , it has a belly on about the first half of the blade which is designed to enhance cutting ; which it greatly does. I use this knife to open mail all the way up to cutting straps on 100 lb. boxes of bearings at work. If you're in the market for a good dependable pocket knife with old time nostalgia to boot , buy this knife. You want regret it.