Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
I've owned this knife for over 20 years, carved with it extensively, and it has always served me well. It is still in as good shape as the day I bought it. Blades are tight with good snap and no wobble. I reshaped the pen blade to a small Sheepfoot because it is more to my liking for carving. Ive never used a pen blade much. This knife behaves and sharpens like cv, and is lower maintenance than my other knives. I have no qualms about cv steel, but the handle and feel of this knife made me take a chance on the tru sharp steel. Its great and I now own a lot of knives in both of the steels. I keep this knife very high up in my rotation because it's extremely durable, comfortable, and people friendly. Its a classic. I only wish that it came with a sheep foot blade from the factory.