Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use
Good knife, excellent steel, takes an edge & holds it. every day carry
I had one of these Onions for 2 years. A couple weeks ago one of the grandkids stole it in the middle of the night and lost it in the pasture. I gave up on finding it and am ordering a new one. I had a custom D2 drop point that was my favorite for cleaning elk for many years, but a horse went ballistic about 15 years ago and spread the contents of my saddle bags over half the county. D2 is a great steel. It takes an edge and holds it. I can gut and skin an elk without having to touch up the blade and I have never had another steel that is as easy to sharpen that will hold an edge for that much work. I carried this knife every day for 2 years. It is a little heavy in the pocket for office work in the city, but at least I know it's there. I really dislike the safety mechanism that slips into lock in the pocket so that I can't open it immediately when I take it out. I dismantled that POS. I have never had the knife accidentally open in my pocket without the safety. I also don't like pocket clips. They take up room in the pocket and if you use them to clip to the pocket of your pants they keep the knife at the top and sitting down in a car can result in the knife being pushed out of your pocket, or they can be seen by nosey people like the security guard who tossed me out of the social security office because I didn't read the sign saying no weapons. Hey it's a 3 inch pocket knife, not a weapon. So I took the pocket clip off. The curly joint between the D2 part of the blade and the stainless steel back of the blade is really cool. The knife opens easily. The outside grips, it's really like a frame with no scales, are slick and could use a grip pattern, but I have never had the knife slip out of my hand even when cleaning with soapy water. D2 steel WILL RUST very quickly, like overnight. So keep the knife clean and dry it immediately. You will be a very happy camper until your grandkids lose it in the pasture.