Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, Weight, None
I replaced my Benchmade with the Swindle, it's an excellent carry pocket knife. I would have preferred a 4" thicker blade. The Swindle is lighter, thinner and more of a 'Gentleman's' pocket knife. The 'flip' opening has performed flawlessly, the locking mechanism is secure, safe when cutting or jabbing. The Swindle is not suited for heavier uses, but I have not incurred any situation the Swindle has not performed admirably. All-in-all, I made a good purchase and replacement.