Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel
Something I will take to Italy
Planning a trip abroad next year. Heard they frown on carrying knives in Italy - not at all free like we are - so, since I can't break myself of the habit, I thought I'd bring one that would get me a pass (MADE in Italy) if I'm caught (claim ignorance) AND it's stainless! I have to bear in mind the price. That said, the action was rough (several hours of opening and closing a taped blade with polishing compound in the pivot slicked it up some) and the handle was rough (1000 grit paper and a polishing wheel helped make it look and feel right). If you buy one, don't expect the build quality of a CASE XX (I own several), the final finishing is not there but for the money, it's a serviceable knife. Ought to shine on a picnic in the Tuscan countryside!