Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Good blade, but really flawed locking system.
The blade and overall build quality seems great, but there is two major downfalls here: 1) The opening "trigger" mechanism on the back is really hard to use single handed if you try to hold it in any kind of comfortable grip. This means that you have to change your grip after opening, which I feel should not be necessary. It's not a problem with any of my other folders, assisted or not. 2) This might be the worst one. It is almost impossible to release the lock and close the blade single handed without cutting your thumb. This is because the blade is sharp all the way in to the joint, combined with it's weight and speed in closing. Of course you can avoid this if you are really careful every time you close it and/or use two hands, but this shouldn't be a problem in the first place. I own many folders and this is the only one where this is a problem. Solved it by dulling about an inch with a dremel. I also feel it is a bit much on the bulky side, but I guess that might be subjective. On the plus side, the assisted opening works great when pushing the blade directly.