Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
The Dendra Tiger Jump is a gorgeous knife in person, the carbon fiber has some voids but the texturing gives it a nice sparkling effect. It is definitely a large knife. The blade stock is very thick, but for its thickness comes to a fairly thin edge. The grind is interesting and aesthetically pleasing, mine came surprisingly sharp which is great because resharpening recurves is a real pain. The thick blade is heavy, but between the lightness of the titanium and carbon fiber, as well as the milled out liner, makes it not ridiculous and the balance point is right where the index finger lies. It still feels blade-heavy, but I enjoy this. Fit and finish are excellent, and blade centering is perfect. It didn't flip well at first but with a slight pivot loosening and a couple drops of oil it flips very well now, however mine has developed some lock stick. It would be better if it had a steel lock insert like the Lionsteel SR series, and at the price point I find it surprising they skipped this. The handle is ergonomic and comfortable, and the gimping run is pretty smooth but does give it a touch of grip. The flipper turned finger guard locks the knife into the hand. My only complaint about the handle is that the gimping in the lock bar recess made to aid in disengaging the lock bar is too sharp and bites in to the meat of the index finger. I'll be filing mine down a bit. The knife is very comfortable in all positions. All in all I feel that this and the rest of the Dendra line are gorgeous, functional, and underrated. Lionsteel produces excellent knives, and the Dendra Tiger Jump is one of them. Worth it.