Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Nice little pocket jewel
Yup, it's small. Forwarned - the blade snaps out hard and the grip is tiny. It you aren't ready, it may jump out of your hands. Hang on to it. And honestly, I don't see the big deal vs an assisted open, flipper or a nice sized Spyderco. The lock slows deployment waaay down. The blade hold open lock is, well, not the strongest. Between the slowness to deploy and the kind of not monster lock, well, I'd prefer to fight using a big Spyderco or a Zero Tolerance of any model. However, that out of the way - this is not a combat knife I don't think. At least that's not the intent. What it is, is a beautifully made little knife that disappears in your pocket It looks great, weighs nothing, is razor sharp, and while I hammered the lock it's still more than strong enough to function as a daily carry knife handling the usual knife things. I am not going to Afghanistan looking for insurgents. Or even into a rough part of town. I bought it for a good edc with an unusual deployment. I got that. It's a nice knife to carry in dress slacks and reasonable to use. The steel is good, and it's Benchmade. I'm happy with this one!