Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Finish
A poor knife.
I spent a lot of time and did a lot of research before I bought this knife. I had finally narrowed down the options to this and one other possibility. Everything else being basically equal, it came down to price. The Lion Steel M3 was about $40 less than the other choice, so I went for it. Big mistake. Fit and finish on the Lion Steel are among the worst I've ever seen. The scales didn't align with the tang, they didn't appear to be finished, and the whole knife was dirty right out of the box. Does Knife Center check this stuff? At any rate, I ended up spending about $15 in shipping costs to spend a few minutes looking at a poorly put together knife. Definitely my last purchase of a Lion Steel product, probably my last purchase from Knife Center as well. Lesson learned.