Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
Great looking okay knife.
I wasn’t expecting much from a knife in this price point. I also knew I wasn’t getting the hardest of blade steels. But, it looked so good I had to have one. For the price it is a decent knife. I have carried it frequently for about eight months using it for just about everything. Opening packages, food prep, construction, and automotive repair. Besides dulling rather fast, it did what was asked of it. I really would like to have a deep carry pocket clip. In the tip down configuration the knife sits about an inch out of the pocket. Tip up, my preferred carry, close to an inch and three eights stick out of the pocket. Some may like the extra purchase it affords getting it out of the pocket. But, it makes for less discreet carry as is. Most liner lock knives have a relief cut in non locking scale to facilitate closing. This knife does not, making it hard to disengage the lock. I ended up grinding down the scale on the non locking side so I could get my thumb on the liner lock easier. Another problem I had was with the liner lock itself. When the knife arrived the liner lock engaged solidly on the first third of the blade. Right where it should. Unfortunately, after eight months of use the lock has worn enough that it now hits the opposing liner. It still locks, but I don’t trust it enough to keep using it. I can’t complain too much because of the cost. But I really would like to see one with a little better blade steel, deep carry pocket clip and a beefier/harder liner lock. I would even pay more for it.