Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Very well made + very light = perfect EDC
I had never owned a Spyderco, and I'm glad that I now do. This is a solid EDC, which is relatively non-threatening but still very useful.I wanted to get a knife that's light, has a pocket clip, a modern ergonamic design, is small enough to be unobtrusive in the pocket, -- but also big enough to handle occasional cooking tasks, opening boxes and packages, etc. I also wanted it to be non-tactical looking so that it would not broadcast "weapon" to others. This knife fits the bill well.[NOTE that though the blade is less than 3" long, the lockback design still makes this knife illegal to cary in some places. Check your local laws.]The leaf blade shape is useful. It's ground all the way to the top of the blade, and cuts very well. The blade is on the thin side, so this knife is not suitable for hacking or prying. The handle is very light and feels grippy and secure in the hand. The joint is well executed, and the blade does not wiggle at all when locked open. In general it's well designed, with the fit and finish I expected. However, it's not luxurious or fancy in any way. This is a knife for using.The signature hole in the blade allows for one handed opening, but it's not nearly as fast as a thumb stud. It takes two hands to close with the lockback. As before, this is not a tactical knife.