Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Type, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
I love the look of this knife! It is lighter in hand than what the look and strength of it might suggest at a glance. Terrific feel and balance, size is great as an EDC for me- however, some may prefer a smaller knife for the office. The knife took some breaking in before the Axis lock would stop sticking- very different experience for me as my other Benchmade knives were smooth out of the box. Now that's it's broken in and has been lubed, it's fantastic! It's like a fidget spinner for adults:-). Click, snick, click, snick.... Additionally, the pocket clip has a gap at the front, so it does not sit securely in thinner-fabricated pockets. In thicker cotton pants or jeans it's fine. I'm sure it can be replaced with a standard steel clip, but then you lose the nice look of the finished, matching, titanium. Have done nothing more robust than cutting rope, slicing fruit and opening boxes, so I'm not going to be able to comment on overall durability yet. However, it's a Benchmade, and they haven't let me down yet. Yes, this knife is very expensive- I have firearms that cost less. Still, I'm glad I made the purchase!