Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Lock Type, None
Interesting design of good quality
This is a pretty innovative design. It combines some elements seen in other knives, eg, the carabiner/bottle opener, with some nice touches like the carbon fiber. So, the design is a five. Fairly unique is that there are no sharp edges and rough spots. It's been smoothed out nicely. No smoothing required. Blade is nice, nothing special, but appropriate to the price point. First thing I did was remove the pocket clip. It makes the knife even thinner and lighter. I'm carrying it along with my Nitecore flashlight and small Leatherman tool. The one cautionary note is the liner lock. It just barely locks against the base of the blade. This is not a heavy duty tool, and all the usual caveats about any blade locking device apply. Nonetheless, the lock is rates a three, at best. My standard on fairly compact EDC's is the Kershaw Half Ton Truck. Great knife and outstanding blade, especially for the price. But much larger than this Buck. The Buck will work just fine for the little things that a knife like this is designed for. And its design, works/feels quite nice in my hand. On balance, it's a perfectly serviceable small knife that will work for the small/light tasks that one would expect for a knife of this size.