Pros: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
I wanted to give this knife 5 stars, but just couldn't do it. First, knife came sharp enough for what you would need a knife this size for. Handles are very sturdy and don't give much at all when pinched in the middle. Most importantly for me, there is absolutely no blade play vertically or horizontally. The reason for four stars is the lock bar. When the knife locks up, the lock bar sits a tad above the scales and there's nearly a few millimeters worth of gap between the lock bar and the opened blade. Not the biggest of deals, but significant enough for an American-made knife. I don't just support U.S.-made knives to keep Americans employed. I also expect that fit and finish issues like this will be addressed before a knife leaves the factory. If you need to choke up on the knife at all, the lock bar is digging right into your finger, whether it's your index finger or thumb. Not cool. Again, not the biggest of deals for a knife this size, but still something that shouldn't be completely overlooked.