Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
A pleasant surprise
I was expecting this knife to be primarily a toy, but was surprised at its functionality when I received it. The handle, though obviously very small is very grippy due to the textured G10 and has a functional shape. I can only grip it with my first two fingers and thumb, but the shape of the handle makes the grip very secure in the hand and provides sufficient leverage for any task one would expect to take on with a knife this size. For reference, when closed, this knife is shorter than my index finger. The blade opens easily and the Tri-Ad lock engages positively but is easily disengaged. I was initially worried that the lock might be difficult to disengage to close the knife, but it is actually quite easy to depress. My wife has handstrength issues and she was able to easily unlock and close the knife. The blade operates so smoothly that it is actually possible (with some practice) to flick it open with centrifugal force. I'm not recommending that practice or claiming that it's easy, but I tried it just for laughs and it is possible. This knife does NOT have a pocket clip which is quite appropriate given the very small size and weight of the knife. It comes with a split ring so it can be attached to a keyring and it is certainly small and light enough for that carry method. In summary, this knife, in spite of being very small and light is not a toy. It is a fully functional knife with a good quality, stainless steel, locking blade and a handle that makes using the knife easy and safe. If you're looking for a small, light, functional and good-looking knife, this would be a very good choice.