Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Good knife for the price.
After reading the reviews offered on this site, I decided to purchase this knife and judge for myself. I have a large collection of knifes, both fixed blades as well as folders. Prices ranging from $3.00 to $300. This folder seems to be priced correctly. Frankly, I wouldn't pay the original price, but $25 - $30 would be fair. As far and the rating (4 stars) I gave it, it isn't a 5 star knife, even for the price but it's darn close. I would give it a 4.8. The only issue I have with it is getting the screws for the pocket clips to loosen (one the clip that is installed on it when you receive it) and getting the screws for the other clip to fully seat. You see, I have other CRKT folders and I tend to install both pocket clips on the knife for a couple of reasons. #1 I don't have to worry about losing or misplacing them and then try to remember where I put it. #2 I can carry the knife of either side, at any time, without hesitation. In the reviews, I read that the handle was too big. It's not too big for a "combat" knife, or for "man hands". It offers a full purchase on the knife with a nice, solid finger groove to prevent slippage, or "override" onto the blade. The other negative comment that I read was about the blade's sharpness. Mine knife arrived with a relatively sharp blade, though as always, I touched it up with my ceramic rod and made it a bit better. I usually use my Dia-Sharp steels (that I also purchased from Knife Center.com) and keep my blades sharp, though never "razor" sharp as they just dull and damage even quicker. Over all, I'd recommend this knife and may very well buy addition as as gifts.