Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
The Black Beauty of military knives
SInce I bought this knife, I've loved it. Veff serrations work like a hot knife through butter. Excellent! It takes a little practice and time to get used to the AUTOLAWKS feature, and the true hilt design is indeed a rare feature. But for its intended use as a tactical/self defense or heavy-duty outdoor rec knife, it rivals any benchmade in my opinion, for a much more reasonable price. I especially like the fact that I can still effectively open, use, and close the knife while wearing snow gloves, which for me is a good test. The G10 scales are also a big plus when considering its application in wet climates with extreme temperatures (hot and cold). They are not affected by water, nor are they conductive towards temperature. Awesome! The blade steel, I'm sure, is not the hardest, nor does it hold its razor edge for months on end. But because I can freehand-sharpen knives well, I don't mind the occasional touch up. As I found, tactical/heavy duty knives are only good in everyday use when the steel used in its construction is manageable to sharpen without needing carbide, or any other specialized sharpener. This is just my opinion. The only thing I didn't like was the original shape of the pocket clip. It would always snag or tear my pocket. But once I removed it, flattened it out, and reintroduced new curves into its design before putting it back on, it worked great. All in all, an excellent knife!