Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Great tiny/tough knife, with one minor issue
This is an very high quality knife (and priced like one) with only one minor issue. As usual, KnifeCenter got it to me very quickly even with the standard free shipping, and the piece I received was from the first production run of 1200 and individually numbered on the blade (for those who care). The minor issue is that the end of the pocket clip does not sit flush with the scale - there's a tiny gap. I'm not sure whether this was intentional to make it easier to use (it's a very stiff machined Ti clip), or whether this a QC issue. Regardless, the clip functions well and holds the knife securely enough. Also, be aware that although this is a small knife, it's not a superlight EDC like a Spyderco Firefly 2. It's overbuilt and heavy for a sub-2" blade, and because of the blade length (no finger choil) and flipper tab, you can't choke down on the knife while holding it. So maybe its ergonomics as a knife aren't ideal, particularly if you have large hands. But...the fun factor is off the charts for such a small knife. Flipper action is smooth and quick, even brand new, and the build-quality and attention to detail (other than the clip) are impeccable. The collar around the pivot acts as lockbar stabilizer, which is nice. There is no lockbar insert. So this is a tiny, but relatively heavy, knife that is fun to open and close, and is designed and built to handle anything you could ask from such a short blade. It's cost is in CR territory, so you have to decide whether this is the right combination for you.