Pros: Lock Type, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Handle Feel
Inferior to gen 1
Solid workmanship, can not ding the quality. But design is marginal. I carried the gen 1 for years daily it spent many years and tours as my go to everything knife. Not a day went by that it wasn't in my pocket. Only bought the new generation because my gen one went awol... I am very dissapointed in the new knifes design. The total shrouding creates severe jamming issues if exposed to dust debris, heck even pocket lint gets trapped in the mechanism.. and as a tactical use blade the first gen trigger was far more intuitive than the current design in an emergency pull situation.. and the heft just feels very insubstantial the mechanism is solid the lock is great but the heft and feel just does not inspire any sort of confidence. Should have kept the gen 1 design and just improved it. simplest way to rate it.... my gen 1 never ever stayed home. This gen 3 has been relegated to my desk as a letter opener and I paid stupid money on ebay to get a new used gen1..