Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Best titanium framelock available!
I got this knife and the Bradley Alias I at about the same time. Both are great, but I ended up returning the Bradley because I liked this one that much more. It's a little more expensive than the Bradley, but it fits my hand better. I don't think it was intentional, but I find myself holding the knife with my index finger just in front of the handle in the choil area. It's just large enough to comfortable fit my finger and not worry too much about being cut. Being able to choke up that close to the edge is a huge positive for me. The blade looks really cool with the grind areas stonewashed and the flat left satin finished. The stonewash keeps the blade from looking scratched after use. Fit and finish is outstanding on mine. I like this knife so much that I also picked up one of the blue anodized limited edition versions as well. Fit and finish was excellent on it too. The only negative I can think of is that the jimping is a little farther back than I like it. I would prefer it to be on the spine of the blade instead, but it's a very minor complaint overall. Some people have mentioned that it has a sticky lock bar. Mine was a little sticky initially but I put some pencil on the tang and it hasn't stuck since. I carry it fairly often too. The limited edition didn't have the sticky lockbar issue. The knife flicks well with only thumb pressure on the stud. Personally, I don't flick it open, but you can if you want. The thumb stud is one of the best I've encountered and Ive owned a lot of folding knives! It is terraced and textrued in a way that it practically grabs your thumb! The Alias I can't hold a candle to it in this regard. From what I've heard from dealers, Protech's QC is one of the best, being second to maybe Chris Reeve. You're chances of getting a lemon are very low and even if you do, Protech supposedly has awesome customer service (so does knifecenter). I've owned both the large and small Sebenzas and I can say that I much prefer the TR3 to the sebenza. Maybe it doesn't open quite as smooth, but I like the way it looks and feels in my hand better. Plus, now that Protech has upgraded to S35VN, it's very similar. Can't go wrong with this one! It's a winner!!!