Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material
No frills, expectations met - in otherwords, near perfect EDC.
Reminds me of an oversized, overbuilt version of the blade most young men have extensive exposure to; Swiss Army knife (Boy Scout or otherwise). In that sense it's fantastic - when a knife is needed in the role of 'tool' a center point blade is my standard. Additionally, for use as a crafting blade - perhaps in the bush - a center point, no frills blade that meets your expectations is almost a necessity- When you don't have to think about the tool your using you can expend that attention in other places (your environment, what's next or what the hell was that noise) and simplicity is key. The scales on the interior side ( right handed) are a bit thin and have a slight "hollow feel"- I would have liked to see that in micarta but I understand that would have increased the price point (which is perfect for a knife like this) so I'm not too bothered by it. The handle is oversized in comparison with other knives with the same blade size but that translates to a very positive grip and confidence in use that some other knives just don't have (perfect for guys with larger or wider hands - like myself). Has a nice slim profile, wears fantastically in the pocket and the only hot spot worth mentioning is where the liner lock protrudes - and my liner lock is a bit of a chore to disengage but that could just be mine; although it opens like a dream. If your a little "ham fisted" and like a no frills tool that does and is just as prescribed; get it. At this price? He**... Get a couple. They're legit simplicity done in style.