Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Pros - SHARP! Feels really good in the hand, both open and closed. The LAWKS locking system. Snaps open. Cons: none that I've run into so far. There are a couple of things to be aware of, neither of which detract at all from the knife: It took me a bit of practice to learn how to open it smoothly . . . but that's OK. I'd rather have it that way rather than have it fly open in my pocket from a jostle. Like I mentioned, it's really sharp right out of the box and one could do damage to important pieces of one's anatomy if it did. One I learned how to hold my tongue correctly, it's a snap. The other thing that I wish I'd paid more attention to is the locking mechanism. I must have glossed over information about it when I was reading the instructions, so I couldn't figure out why sometimes I could close it easily and other times I couldn't close it at all until I put it down and left it alone again and then came back to it. I thought it was broken, so I sent it back to the Knife Center. (This is where I want to give a huge shout-out to the Knife Center and their customer support. It's AWESOME. I used to be on the help desk in an IT shop, so I'm used to getting calls from clueless users who didn't read the instructions. Depending upon my mood, I could get pretty snarky). Anyway, a couple of days after I sent it in, I got a call from Cheryl who (I assume) works in the customer service department. She explained that the problem was operator error (she didn't say it that way) and gave me the information I needed . . . I have had lots of experiences with customer service departments from all sorts of companies, but I have never had as pleasant and helpful support call in my life. Even if I didn't like the knife at all, I'd continue to give the Knife Center my business because of their excellent staff. I can't say enough good about the support I got. My general feeling about the knife is that right now, it's my favorite knife. I am not a knife expert, but I can't say enough good about this knife. I like its weight . . . it's a very sturdy build, the blade is very sharp, and it makes a really nice "snick" sound when it opens . . . And, by the way, the locking mechanism works as advertised . . .