Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great All Purpose Knife.
Recently I've been on a knife binge. Every next paycheck is a good solid 50$ towards a knife. Dicks, Walmart, wherever. I ran into the Buck 141 Paklite and immediately latched onto the skeletal frame and one-piece design. The blade comes very sharp and light, and the frame fits very well in the hand. It also has multiple points with jimping, including some inventive locations further towards the tip of the blade and in one of the cutouts in the knife. As far as cons go, the blade, while very light, is a tad bit unweildy without the proper tools. I personally have carried it in the sheath in a cargo pocket - a temporary solution at best. Without a solid way to carry it, the utility of this knife fades, bringing us to the second notable con - The Sheath. Not that it's a bad sheath by any means. It simply doesn't have the quality you'd expect of a Ka-Bar sheath, or the portability of a folder or assisted opener. The sheath is woven nylon, button fixed, and no lanyard holes or usable belt loops in sight. The button fix on the sheath also doesn't hold that well, the nylon naturally loosening up to allow the sheath to wiggle, and potentially come undone. With a better sheath, this knife could be a good neck knife or belt knife. Sadly though, this sheath keeps the knife from greatness. Overall, the knife is nice and handy enough to earn 4/5. With a better carrying system, it would easily be a 5/5.