Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, None
Al MAR Eagle Classic
I was looking into buying the ultralight talon, but deemed this cooler; however, it is over-priced and much heavier. I prefer its more traditional style. I came into the buy fully knowing it was over-priced, but still wanted it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but appears to be much like the originals. The handle is beautiful. The blade is much larger in person. This is easy to hide on your person. The AUS-8 is decent, but definitely not VG-10. It makes a good companion to my SERE 2000, as I alternate between them for EDC. The leather pouch is nice in my opinion; it hides the knife outlin when in your pocket and protects the knife from other objects (like keys) that may rub against it in your pocket. This is indeed a gentleman's knife that could serve as a deadly weapon if needed. It appears non-threatening although huge -as far as a folder is concerned.