Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Utica big pine premium stockman
The knife is not bad out of the box. It was nearly sharp, but had a severe burr on each edge. Also, the bevel on the main blade was not nearly as acute as I would want. Those problems were fixed easily enough.Also, the clip and the spey blades both sit extremely low. So low that the nail nicks are almost not visible. I cut easy open grooves in the handle, and that is no longer a problem.The blades walk and talk great, and I like the look and size of the knife. It holds a good edge. Functionally I am happy with it now. But there is a strange quirk. I bought this knife instead of a case 6318 because the Utica has carbon steel blades and springs, so I thought. But only one of the springs appears to be carbon steel, the other appears to be stainless. I would have gone with the case, had I known.