Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Only had this knife for 2 days, so this is a first impression review. I am a Buck fan having used Buck knives since the early 1970's. This is my first China made Buck. When first opened the package I was surprised that the blade was perfectly centered and locked up very well. The micarta is just textured enough to give a good grip, but not enough to tear up ones pocket. The pocket clip is for tip down (I like) which is unusual for a top bolster (barlow type) knife. The blade is reasonably sharp and with a little touch up is very sharp. Being the same 420HC steel, I hope it holds it's edge as well of other Buck knives. It is going to be a good knife in my rotation of EDC carries. I was a bit reluctant since it was my first Buck from China, but I am quite pleased with it. Of course Knifecenter was it's normal excellent service and fast delivery.