Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
I like it!
I was really interested in this one when I heard about it, and waited for it to be released. I'm impressed! The overall fit and finish on this ended up being very nice. I was initially concerned when I opened the box, because I had a lot of blade play. It turned out the pivot was just loose. I cranked it down, and even with significant tightening, the blade flies right out. The lock works as advertised. This knife locks up tight! It really is impressive. You work it just like a liner lock, so it's easy to use, but it feels much more solid than a standard liner lock. I also have had no issues with the pivot coming loose again. The blade came razor sharp with a beautiful satin finish. The pocket clip works very well with the handle texturing, having good grip but not tearing my pockets. I also really like how it feels in my hand. The handle is not overly thick, but it is a tall handle, so it still fills the hand really well. The only negatives were my receiving it with a loose pivot, the packaging was pretty cheap (understandable though, as GTI is a smaller company), and it is a heavy knife (the solid titanium handles are not milled out at all). I am not bothered by weight, but a lot of people are. All in all, this a really high quality blade. Definitely recommend.