Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Not Too, Early: Christmas Gifts
I can tell you from experience, folks like receiving a nice D2 folder as a gift, and I always have my eye out for a bargain on good D2 to give as Christmas Presents. My theory is, that most folks don’t like sharpening knives, and they like the longevity of edge D2 tool steel often provides. Whatever the reason, it’s a joy to the giver to have a friend/relative come up to you 4, or, 5 years later, pull out their knife and say, ”I’m still carrying that nice knife you gave me, and I use it all the time” (they don’t have to know what a cheapskate I am). >>>>> I like the paw prints on the G-10 scales of Chui’s companion knife, “Simba,” folding hunter (available @ KnifeCenter.com), but I don’t know where they’re coming from with the pattern on Chui’s scales. It looks like a Leprechaun spewed his half-digested breakfast of marshmallow clovers across the scales. I would deduct a star for this minor irritation, if it were not more than offset by a most, affordable price. Like Foster points out below, the grip is very comfortable. >>>>> Excellent deep, long hollow grind will provide good slicing and a sharpen-able edge for years to come. Opens easily; lock functions well. As Evan noted in his review, Chui seems well designed and well made. >>>>> I ordered 4 of these, then called back and ordered a 5th for myself. I could see myself using Chui for EDC if I could break my spyder addiction ; ) Chui is truly, a Christmas Gift that will keep on giving.