Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Great Knife, Great price. This is an EDC for me, I am an electrician, the knife is used constantly and has never failed me. I also bought the Cryo II at the same time, the Cryo is a great knife but twice the price. I keep my knives razor sharp and due to the frequency and nature of the usage, I must sharpen them daily with stones. I am very hard on my EDC's and the abuse and the need for constant sharpening means a knife does not last me more than three years on average. I can't justify spending a lot of money on a knife that I will abuse from day one. There is a place for all the expensive, beautiful, functional knives on this great website, however for my needs, I require a functional, strong, durable and above all cheap knife. This knife meets all my requirements, looks great, sharpens easily, has a precise repeatable opening sequence and most importantly is easy to close with one hand. The torsion bar assisted opening system works perfectly. I have never owned an assisted opening knife before and cannot imagine going back to the old style. The Blackwash looks fantastic and has stayed completely blemish free, the clip is perfect for me. I prefer point down. The frame lock is solid and reliable. I am seriously thinking of buying a few more as replacements, in case the manufacturer discontinues them.