An excellent design with some problems...
There is good news and bad news here. First the bad news. This knife was initially made in Taiwan out of AUS-8 steel. Now it is made in China and the quality is not as good., I am left handed, and when I went to swap the pocket clip (easy to do on my Taiwanese Hissatsu) I couldn't because the torx screws are soft, and the plate on the opposite side would come off without scratching or gouging it. To be clear I have tightened and switched things around on other CRKT knives from Taiwan, with no issues. I have had multiple problems with Chinese knives. The steel is decent, but seems more brittle too. Now the good news. This is a very solid, small knife with a wickedly efficient blade for self protection. The handle scales are slick, but this keeps the knife from snagging on the draw. The knife is so small that my palm wraps around the pommel end, thereby making checkering superfluous It is easily held in just about any grip. I can also manipulate this knife well with either hand because of its diminutive size. It is still large enough to be a decent point pressure tool. The assisted opening is swift and lockup is positive. You will need to practice this, but it is fun, so no big deal. The LAWKS system adds a bit of confidence for heavier work.The pocket clip allows the knife to ride deep in the pocket, and it is no longer brightly finished. Mine showed up black, with the CRKT logo. To be honest, I don't like being a walking billboard for a knife company, and putting a logo on a deep concealment clip seems a bit silly. Nevertheless, this is a solid knife for when you need protection in a neat and discreet package.