Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
I am in love with this blade. I am a Police Officer. I purchased this knife and carry it as a tool and as a backup to my firearm, on and off duty. I will need a list to cover all I love about this knife. -Size. It is so large yet so small. The cutting edge is slightly longer than my Cold Steel Spartan, but when closed, the grip is shorter by a half inch, half as wide, and nearly twice as thin in profile. -Weight. It is heavy enough to feel solid in your hand, but I can barely feel it in my pocket. -Build/design quality. There is no blade play whatsoever when opened. It is very strong and comfortable to hold. The liner lock backup lock is a great feature. Sure to come in handy if engaged in prolonged heavy cutting tasks. The pocket clip is mounted on the end of the handle, making it ride very deep in the pocket. The finger choil is deeper and better textured than smaller versions of this blade. I feel I could thrust or stab with this knife safely, and to great effect, if the need arose. And lets face it; it just looks beautiful. -Grips. One of the ways they keep such a large blade small and light, is by machining the g-10 grip pattern directly into the metal of the Liner/handle. The whole grip is only two slabs of metal. I have also had alot of trouble with "tactical" blades tearing up my pants pockets with their harsh handle texture. CRKT did not machine any scales into the side of the handle with the pocket clip. The back side remains smooth. This means that if you are right handed and leave the clip alone, the knife stays put in your pocket but slides in and out with ease, saving your pockets. Perfect. I don't feel that the blade shape would make the blade a good pry bar. That is the only negative thing I can think to say about this knife, and that is not what it is for anyway. All this for under 100 dollars. Very, very well done, CRKT!