Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material
An EDC I love to hate
*I have the satin finish blade version. I have a fabrication workshop and use this knife every day with very little care or caution for the welfare of the blade. Things in its favor: -very non-threatening to observers -just big enough to be used as a tool -easy to sharpen AUS8 -useful combo blade -INCREDIBLE ergonomics of handle -rides very low in pocket on clip -easy to breakdown, clean, adjust tension of handle allen bolts -little to no wear showing after being beat on for years -very lightweight and unobtrusive when carrying Things not so much in its favor: -ridiculous 'safety' often engages itself in pocket -the sliding lock release is very positive to use, but safety engagement renders it a flopping tab you have to coordinate with the safety (ie both in 'off' position) to deploy - sounds easy enough but major pain in practice -GRN handles very cheap feeling (but perfectly shaped and unbelievably durable) -hardware loosens fairly quickly with use -borderline too aggressive checkering can wear pocket edging -non-serrated a bit short, serrations have a tendency to pull themselves down into material being cut for some reason At full retail, I cannot recommend this knife. At the $60 KC is currently advertising.. it's marginal. It's so close to being something special. I would quickly buy a premium version of this - especially a non-rescue (blunt tip) sheepsfoot version with metal handles. All that said, I have many knives.. and this is the knife I typically reach for in the morning.